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C.B. has participated in pesticide litigation in the US, which entailed analysis of pesticide-use data. The other authors declare no competing interests.

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Mesnage, R., Straw, E.A., Antoniou, M.N. et al. Improving pesticide-use data for the EU. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 1560 (2021).

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