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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