MEP probe points to ‘shortcomings’ in EU pesticide approvals

The EU should improve its system for licensing pesticides, with stricter requirements on scientific studies and ongoing surveillance after they have been placed on the market, according to a report

The EU should improve its system for licensing pesticides, with stricter requirements on scientific studies and ongoing surveillance after they have been placed on the market, according to the draft findings of a European Parliament probe.

The draft report summarises the findings of a committee of inquiry, dubbed PEST, which was set up early this year in the wake of the controversial re-authorisation of the systemic herbicide glyphosate.

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