Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2016

Commission Daily News, 12 July 2016

PESTICIDES - Member States support Commission's proposal to restrict the conditions of use of glyphosate

Yesterday in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, the Member States voted in favour of a proposal by the Commission to restrict the conditions of use of glyphosate in the EU. These conditions include a ban on a co-formulant (POE-tallowamine) from glyphosate-based products, obligations to reinforce scrutiny of pre-harvest use of glyphosate as well as to minimise its use in specific areas (public parks and playgrounds). The proposal was made in parallel with the extension of the approval of the active substance for a limited time and it will apply for the duration of that extension, until the European Agency for Chemical Products (ECHA) issues its opinion on glyphosate.

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