NGOs launch legal actions over glyphosate safety

The European Food Safety Authority has rejected allegations of fraud and wilfully endangering the public after glyphosate campaigners launched legal bids in five European states

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected allegations of fraud and wilfully endangering the public after glyphosate campaigners launched legal bids in five European states against safety assessments used to support last month’s reauthorisation of the controversial pesticide.

Legal papers were filed by NGOs Global 2000 and the Pesticides Action Network (PAN) on Monday in Austria and Germany against EFSA and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Cases are also being prepared in France and Italy, while a separate bid was launched in Portugal last month.

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