The European Commission has said it will not be swayed by pressure from the agrochemical industry to re-approve glyphosate but that there is no legal or scientific basis for a ban of the controversial pesticide.
Commission representatives were appearing before a European Citizens’ Initiative debate in the European Parliament organised by the ENVI committee with the petitions, industry, and agriculture committees.
Environmental NGOs gathered 1.3 million signatures calling for legislation to ban glyphosate, introduce mandatory pesticide reduction targets and reform EU scientific evaluation procedures for pesticides.
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