Pesticide inquiry MEP calls for EU metam sodium ban

The European Commission should rescind its approval for all soil treatment products containing metam sodium, a substance linked to breathing difficulties that was banned in France this week

The European Commission should rescind its approval for all soil treatment products containing metam sodium, a substance linked to breathing difficulties that was banned in France this week, an MEP has said.

Eric Andrieu (S&D), chair of the European Parliament’s special committee on pesticides authorisation (PEST), has tabled a priority question to the Commission calling on it to overturn a decision made in 2012 to re-authorise the substance.

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