6 - Neonicotinoids, Parliament plenary, origin labelling

Episode 6 October 09, 2020 00:22:50
6 - Neonicotinoids, Parliament plenary, origin labelling
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6 - Neonicotinoids, Parliament plenary, origin labelling
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This week, we discuss the news that French lawmakers have approved a draft bill allowing sugar beet growers to use neonicotinoid pesticides, we explore the outcomes of the European Parliament Plenary and talk about a ruling from Europe's highest court which concluded that national measures requiring mandatory labelling of foodstuffs are allowed under EU law but need to be justified.

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