EU politician says Parliament ‘misrepresents’ its own pesticide safety data

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A conservative agricultural spokesperson, has spoken out against a report on pesticides which she says “misrepresents” the findings of the European Parliament’s own researchers.

Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Anthea McIntyre delivered a scathing criticism of the report which has been drawn up by the Parliament’s Environment Committee when it was debated at Strasbourg’s plenary sitting of the house.

McIntyre believes it to be part of a wider campaign by the ecological extremists to create a climate of fear over Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and to erode public confidence in the safety of the authorization process.

McIntyre says the report ‘misrepresents the findings’ of the 588-page study ran up by the European Parliament Research Service.

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The report comes as a Special Committee on Pesticides, set up at the insistence of Green and Socialist MEPs, has begun to consider its own recommendations on the authorisation or PPPs following a lengthy deadlock over the re-licensing of the popular weedkiller Glyphosate.

Read full, original article: Conservative MEP slams ‘misleading’ EU pesticides report

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