EFSA gives recommendations on risks posed by pesticides in infant food and drinks

EUROPE - The European Food Safety Authority, the agency of the European Union that provides independent scientific advice and communicates on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain, has made recommendations to further protect young infants from potential risks posed by pesticide residues in food. According to the agency, the proposals are part…

EU plans to make restrictions on pesticides

EUROPE - The European Commission plans to propose restrictions on use of neonicotinoid pesticides while in the amidst of a continuing tug of war between environmental groups and pesticide producers. Environmental NGOs have attacked agrochemicals and seeds producer, Syngenta, which is one of the main producers of thiamethoxam, a pesticide used to coat seeds before…