Italy restricts glyphosate use as it mulls phase out

Italy has placed significant restrictions on the use of glyphosate, as it looks to phase out the controversial pesticide

Italy has placed significant restrictions on the use of glyphosate, as it looks to phase out the controversial pesticide.

The restrictions cover the use of glyphosate in public areas such as parks, gardens, the edges of roads and railways, playgrounds and areas adjacent to health facilities.

The pre-harvest use of glyphosate during crop desiccation is also banned as well as its application on soils that are composed of at least 80% sand, in a measure designed to protect groundwater contamination.

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