EU dropped plans for safer pesticides because of TTIP and pressure from US

 

EU plans to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals found in pesticides have been dropped because of threats from the US that this would adversely affect negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to a report in The Guardian. Draft EU regulations would have banned 31 pesticides containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that have been linked to testicular cancer and male infertility.

via EU dropped plans for safer pesticides because of TTIP and pressure from US | Ars Technica UK.

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