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EU to ban two ‘brain-damaging’ pesticides

Representatives from member states in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) voted to ban the controversial pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl from the EU market on Friday (6 December). Based on the statements from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the Commission has put forward draft regulations to the member states proposing to not renew the approvals of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl. The two insecticides, which belong to a category of pesticides known as ‘organophosphates’, are used widely in the EU but have increasingly come under fire for possibly causing major developmental issues in children.  Read more.....



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