EU Body Passes Pesticide Rules Over Objections

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Parliament has passed new pesticide legislation designed to make more pesticides available more quickly in member countries and to ban dangerous chemicals and limit how and where approved products can be used.

The European Union's legislative body signed off on the new laws Tuesday despite objections from conservative members who warned the changes would lead to a rise in food prices for consumers.

Under the new laws, which still require approval from the European Council, the EU will create a new list of active...
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