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EU Commission set to vote on ban of controversial organophosate pesticides​

The European Commission is set to vote on Friday (6 November) at the PAFF standing committee on not renewing the approval of two pesticides, chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, which the EU’s food safety agency says may have serious effects on foetuses and children – a claim industry strongly rejects. The two insecticides, which belong to a category of pesticides known as ‘organophosphates’ and are used on a number of crops, have faced staunch opposition from environmental and health groups, who say the agrochemicals cause major developmental issues in children. Read more....



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