EU Commission set to vote on ban of controversial organophosate pesticides

Euractiv | Dec 4, 2019 at 12:28 PM
  • The European Commission is set to vote on Friday (6 November) on not renewing the approval of two pesticides, chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.
  • The vote comes after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was mandated by the European Commission in July 2019 to provide a statement on the available outcomes of the human health assessment in the peer review of chlorpyrifos.
  • EFSA provided a summary of the main findings of the assessment related to human health following the pesticides peer review expert discussions in mammalian toxicology.