The European Committee of the Regions has given its support to the new legislative proposal for a revised drinking water directive presented by the European Commission on 1 February 2018. Yet, the Committee reports shortfalls in key aspects.
EFSA has completed its review of the maximum levels of glyphosate that are legally permitted to be present in food. The review is based on data on glyphosate residues in food submitted to EFSA by all EU Member States.
The Ramazzini Institute has today presented the first results of a pilot study on glyphosate, which indicate that the substance has serious adverse health effects, including on sexual and reproductive health. The pilot forms part of a wide study, aimed for completion by 2022, corresponding to the start of the glyphosate authorisation renewal process in the EU. The findings of the study were presented this morning at a press conference in Brussels, alongside Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts and Greens/EFA MEP Marco Affronte.
EFSA has updated its risk assessment of opium alkaloids in poppy seeds, confirming many of its previous findings, including the amount of these substances that can be consumed safely. The latest opinion also broadens the evidence that should be considered when calculating the possible risk to consumers.
Parliament’s pesticides committee has until the end of 2018 to investigate and propose improvements to the procedure for the authorisation of pesticides. Find out more about its work.