The European Parliament on October 4 blocked a European Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors.

MEPs said the Commission exceeded its mandate by proposing to exempt substances which are designed to attack an organism’s endocrine system.

Tabled by MEPs Jytte Guteland and Bas Eickhout, the objection was approved by 389 votes to 235, with 70 abstentions.

Now the European Commission will draft a new version of ...

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