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EU Lawmakers Call for More Transparent Pesticide Authorizations

Jan. 16, 2019, 4:33 PM

Pesticide producers could face greater constraints when seeking authorization for their products in the European Union, if European Parliament recommendations go forward.

As part of the EU risk assessment procedure for substances in pesticides, companies seeking authorizations should be obliged to publish all relevant studies, the underlying data, and sales data, according to lawmakers.

Sitting in Strasbourg, France, European Parliament lawmakers Jan. 16 voted 526-66, with 72 abstentions, in favor of a nonbinding opinion on the EU’s system for the authorization of pesticides.

In addition, pesticide companies would face more oversight when authorizations were granted, through a system created ...