Committee votes to reduce regulations on food pesticides

Regulations on agricultural pesticides, as well as livestock vaccinations and disinfectants may soon be lightened after the Ministerial Committee on Regulation in the Prime Minister’s Office approved a proposal to lessen rules and bureaucracy surrounding the items.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, regulations on the aforementioned materials account for almost NIS 2 billion each year, but that with lightened regulation, approval time and costs they will be reduced significantly.
“Cutting down on the regulatory burden is a national goal,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who added that his government is taking steps to “shorten and simplify [bureaucratic] processes” and make things easier for citizens.