No Political Agreement on Pesticide Legislation Affecting Food Affordability in Europe

Date

27 May 2008

Sections

Trade & Society
Sustainable Dev.
Health & Consumers
Agriculture & Food
Climate & Environment

Press release

The Agriculture Council failed to reach a political agreement regarding the amended European Commission proposal on the placing of pesticides on the market. One of the main points on which the Ministers could not agree was the principle of ‘cut-off criteria’ based on the potential hazard of the substances alone instead of scientific risk assessment.