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Europe’s Opportunity to Ban a Dangerous Pesticide

Expand An external view of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) headquarters in Parma, Italy, February 16, 2018. © 2018 ANSA via AP Images In several European countries, pregnant mothers risk consuming food contaminated with the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin that could be harmful to their unborn children. Last month, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stated that the pesticide does not meet the safety criteria for renewed approval by the European Union. The agency joins eight EU member states and a growing number of children’s rights and environmental advocacy groups around…

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