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EU Parliament Panel Passes Rules for New Pesticides

8:25 AM MDT | September 26, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has advanced regulations for approval of new pesticide products. The regulation revises criteria for approving pesticides and bans substances that are “genotoxic, carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, or endocrine disrupting,” the committee says. Breyer: A ‘win-win’ regulation. The committee rejected a proposal that would have divided the European Union (EU) into three zones, in which pesticide approvals by one nation within a zone would automatically be approved for other countries in...

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