NGOs call for partial glyphosate ban

A coalition of NGOs has called on Brussels to restrict the controversial herbicide glyphosate in Europe pending an assessment of its carcinogenicity by the European Chemicals Agency

A coalition of NGOs has called on Brussels to restrict the controversial herbicide glyphosate in Europe pending an assessment of its safety by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Over 30 NGOs said glyphosate should be restricted in uses with the greatest public exposure while two separate EU regulatory assessments are underway.

In July, the German occupational health agency (BAuA) registered its intention with ECHA to review glyphosate under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) system for hazardous substances.

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