Parliament demands pesticide transparency

MEPs have voted to force pesticide manufacturers to release unfavourable studies when applying for pesticide authorisations, in legislation designed to increase the transparency of risk assessments

MEPs have voted to force pesticide manufacturers to release unfavourable studies when applying for pesticide authorisations, in legislation designed to increase the transparency of risk assessments by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The regulation, proposed by the European Commission in April in response to a million-strong public petition calling for the EU to ban the systemic herbicide glyphosate, was adopted after amendment on Tuesday by 427 votes to 172, with 67 abstentions.

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