The pesticide chlorpyrifos could be banned in Europe from next year after the European Food Safety Authority said it does not meet criteria for renewal.

The approval period for the substance expires at the end of January 2020. The approval criteria are set in Article 4 of European regulation number 1107/2009. Chlorpyrifos is used to control foliage and soil-borne insect pests on crops, including alfalfa, almonds, citrus, cotton, grapes, and walnuts.

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