MEPs adopt ‘blueprint’ for pesticide regulation reform

The European Parliament has called on the EU executive to make drastic changes to the way pesticides are approved for use in Europe, in a resolution adopted by more than three-quarters of members

The European Parliament has called on the EU executive to make drastic changes to the way pesticides are approved for use in Europe, in a resolution adopted by more than three-quarters of members on Wednesday.

The resolution, based on a report by a special committee set up in the wake of the controversial last-minute renewal of authorisation for the ubiquitous systemic herbicide glyphosate, calls for greater transparency in the treatment of scientific studies, and demands increased funding for EU regulators.

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