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EU Ministers Approve New Pesticide Restrictions

3:45 PM MDT | June 30, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved new rules for regulating crop protection products, which could eliminate dozens of pesticides from the European market, industry groups say. The legislation will go before the European Parliament in the fall, which is expected to push for even more stringent rules. Jarc: Enforcing high standards. Schmider: Negative impact on crops. The rules approved by the ministers would prohibit use of pesticides that are associated with certain health problems. They would also divide pesticide approvals into three...

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