French study ramps up pressure on Commission to revise EDC criteria

Three NGOs have renewed calls for the European Commission to revise its criteria for defining endocrine disrupting chemicals after a fresh study found traces of the chemicals in food

Three NGOs have renewed calls for the European Commission to revise its criteria for defining endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) after a fresh study found traces of the chemicals in food.

Pressure group Générations Futures analysed EDC contamination across 20 packages of cereal and muesli in a laboratory in France.   

The results, published in partnership with NGOs HEAL and PAN Europe, revealed that of those 20 products, the five which were produced organically were free of pesticide residues, while the remaining 15 non-organic cereals all contained traces of these chemicals.

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