December 19, 2008
EU to ban most aerial crop spraying
EU leaders and member states report reaching a deal on legislation that would ban 22 toxic chemicals and virtually halt aerial crop-spraying.
EU officials, however, said the pesticides will remain on the market until at least 2016, when current authorizations of the chemicals reach their end dates. Aerial crop-spraying and pesticide use will be virtually eliminated in public parks, schools, playgrounds and near hospitals.