Disputed pesticides are banned in the EU

Sprøjtemidlerne chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will be banned from use in the EU, under pressure from Denmark. It should no longer be permitted to use t

Disputed pesticides are banned in the EU

Sprøjtemidlerne chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will be banned from use in the EU, under pressure from Denmark.

It should no longer be permitted to use the sprøjtemidlerne chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in any of the EU countries.

The typing of the Environment and Food in a press release.

After the proposal from the EUROPEAN Commission was there on Friday majority among the member states in order to ban the two pesticides.

Sprøjtemidlerne are typically used to combat the insects associated with the cultivation of fruit and vegetables, for example bananas.

Denmark has since august been pushing for a ban on the controversial pesticides.

we Therefore welcome the Danish minister Mogens Jensen (S), there now comes a ban, which applies to the entire EU.

There have been a total ban on the use of the two pesticides in Denmark since 2012.

- We must not allow the use of pesticides that pose a health risk to the consumer - either in Denmark or in the rest of the EU. That is why I am pleased that we have got it here, ban.

- An EU-wide ban is the best consumer protection we can get. It is something I have worked hard as a minister, and I also believe that it is due to a tough, american pressure, he says.

There is not yet a clear date for when the new ban must be implemented.

But until it is ensured that the food does not contain sprøjtemidlerne, the Fda will continue to monitor imported fruits and vegetables in Denmark.

the Fda must ensure that batches of fruits and vegetables that contain residues of the drugs will be removed. It must ensure the protection of the Danish consumers, says Mogens Jensen.

The new ban means only that it will be prohibited to use the two pesticides in the EU.

But it will not be forbidden to import and sell goods from third countries, where the substances are used.

Mogens Jensen expects that the EU Commission at the beginning of the new year will make a proposal for a complete ban on the content of the sprøjtemidlerne in foods sold in the EU.

The European food safety agency (Efsa) came in august with a survey, in which the agency recommended that the EU next year to remove substances from the list of approved insecticides - due to a health risk.

It was in november several Danish supermarkets to sign out from the new year will only sell organic bananas, where sprøjtemidlerne not be used.

Stopped by the sales of conventional bananas is done precisely to avoid chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.

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Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 06:00

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