Pesticide specialists propose EU regulatory fix

Experts from civil society and academia have drawn up a list of 18 'realistic and solid' solutions to a pesticide licensing system that one co-author said was dominated by industry

Experts from civil society and academia have drawn up a list of 18 'realistic and solid' solutions to a pesticide licensing system that one co-author said was dominated by industry, in a week when EU lawmakers agreed on the need for greater transparency.

The current approval process “fails to prevent the use of harmful chemicals in the production of our food”, with the power of the agribusiness sector meaning environmental and health impacts are “often overlooked” in the interests of the market, they wrote in a white paper coordinated by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

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