The occurrence of pesticides in soil is a highly significant environmental problem, increased by the vast use of pesticides worldwide and the absence of remediation technologies at full-scale.
Many studies on soil contamination, in the UE, find persistent pesticide residues in farmlands, even years after their application.
This problem has an international dimension because it affects other environmental areas and has a significant impact on the safety of feed and food (the major source of entry of these compounds into the food chain is through contaminated soil).
This silent problem is not usually in the list of environmental concerns despite its impact in the vast global agriculture surface, its respective surrounding environment and food safety, maybe because the lack of a current technology available.
The AgRemSO3il project offers the possibility of having at our disposal a new technology providing a solution.