Commission finally says pesticide buprofezin cannot be used on food crops

A European Commission draft regulation to ban the potentially carcinogenic pesticide buprofezin for use on food crops should come into force by the end of the year, NGO Pesticide Action Network Europe has told ENDS

A European Commission draft regulation to ban the potentially carcinogenic pesticide buprofezin for use on food crops should come into force by the end of the year, NGO Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) chemicals coordinator Hans Muilerman has told ENDS

“The draft was finally agreed by member state experts in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed last month,” Muilerman said, adding that initially the UK wanted to approve the insecticide used on lettuce, tomatoes and citrus fruit, but others, particularly Germany, had disagreed.

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