About: François Veillerette

Agrifood 23-03-2016

Pesticides: Economic nonsense?

The cost of pesticides may far outweigh their benefits, according to the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), which has conducted a study on the external costs of these products. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

Hormone disrupters found in two thirds of French lettuce

An investigation has found that the majority of French lettuce contains traces of hormone disrupting chemicals, some of which are banned. Journal de l'Environnement reports

WHO re-classifies Agent Orange herbicide as ‘carcinogenic’

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified the common herbicide 2.4-Dichlorophenoxyacet acid as "possibly carcinogenic to humans". EURACTIV France reports. 

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