Commission tightens glyphosate proposal

The European Commission has cut the proposed licence renewal for glyphosate from 15 to nine years, in response to MEPs’ and member states’ concerns about the world’s most widely used herbicide

The European Commission has cut the proposed licence renewal for glyphosate from 15 to nine years, in response to MEPs’ and member states’ concerns about the world’s most widely used herbicide.

The new draft proposal, which the Commission will put to a vote by member states next week, indicates that reassessment of glyphosate will be given priority over other pesticides because additional information about it, including in relation to whether it is carcinogenic, is rapidly becoming available.

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