EU PLOTS GLOBAL BAN OF PESTICIDE POLLUTANTS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Commission is pressing European Union (EU) member states to secure a global ban on the use of two pesticide chemicals because of health concerns. Brussels wants endosulfan and trifluralin banned under the United Nations Convention on Long-Range Trans-boundary Air Pollution. Endosulfan is already banned in the EU and trifluralin will be banned by December. To prevent illicit imports, "wider international action is necessary" said the Commission

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