EU executive denies seeking to water down EDC restrictions

The European Commission has accused campaigners of “a gross misrepresentation of the facts” by claiming that the EU executive deliberately obstructed tighter controls on endocrine disrupting chemicals

The European Commission has accused campaigners of “a gross misrepresentation of the facts” by claiming that the EU executive deliberately obstructed tighter controls on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) used in pesticides.

The campaign group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe said on Thursday that a cache of 600 internal Commission documents showed “top officials trying to protect chemical and farming interests from incoming European rules that were expected to directly ban up to 32 endocrine disrupting pesticides”.

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