Pesticide Ban In Europe

Chemicals which can cause serious illnesses have been banned from use in pesticides by MEPs in Strasbourg.

The 22 substances are linked to cancer, can damage the reproductive and nervous systems, and also disrupt hormones.

The argument over their use has been raging for years, and the battle to get the ban approved in the European Parliament saw a huge lobbying campaign by farming groups as well as the chemical companies that manufacture pesticides.

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