Following the controversial glyphosate renewal and the growing concerns of many EU citizens to the regulatory approval of pesticides, the European Parliament set up this committee in 2018. S&D Vice President, Eric Andrieu chairs the PEST committee.

The role of our MEPs in this committee is to assess the EU’s pesticide authorisation procedure, its independence with regard to the pesticide industry, the transparency of the decision-making process and the implementation methods.

In December 2018, the Committee presented its report, together with recommendations that it considers necessary on the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides in order to achieve a high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment.

Our MEPs are working to ensure that people's health are never put at risk. Citizens are demanding transparency in the chemicals we are all exposed to, a priority for our Group in the authorisation procedure.

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The EU approval system for pesticides must improve to better protect human health, say S&Ds