A report by a European Parliament special committee into the may pesticides are authorised for use in the EU has met with a mixed reaction, with broad approval from MEPs, manufacturers arguing existing rules are sufficient, and some campaigners saying it could have gone further.
Approved Thursday by the inquiry committee, dubbed PEST, it recommends the European Commission and national governments instigate major improvements to authorisation procedures and full disclosure of safety studies. The inquiry was triggered by the controversial last year surrounding the re-authorisation of the herbicide glyphosate.
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