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European Parliament Supports low-cadmium fertilizers

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Posted on November 3, 2017

BRUSSELS (01/11/2017) – Safer Phosphates welcomes the outcome of the European Parliament’s debate and subsequent vote on the Circular Economy (CE) package, which includes measures to limit cadmium (Cd) and other heavy metal levels in phosphate-based fertilizers that are used by farmers to grow crops in EU member states. These measures are aimed at supporting the long-term sustainability of EU soils and food systems by minimising the potential negative impacts of Cd on the environment and on human health.

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