A dangerous and unlawful definition of hormone-harming chemicals in pesticides has today been rejected by the European Parliament.
The European Commission has gone beyond its power in order to allow endocrine disruptors to be used in pesticides, say experts.
Expert scientists from most EU countries today approved the European Commission’s proposed criteria to identify which pesticide chemicals may be hormone disruptors.
EU countries are ignoring the ban on bee-harming pesticides and continuing to use them across Europe. The Commission has the power to curb this alarming trend, but is doing nothing to stop it.
The European Commission has cut the level of protection in EU pesticides rules following pressure from the US and Canada, minutes of a meeting reveal.