The European Union returns to discuss glyphosate

The European Union returns to discuss glyphosate

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But it is not clear whether European Union member countries would vote in favor of a 10-year extension of the glyphosate license, which runs out at the end of this year and for which no date has yet been set for a vote.

Glyphosate, developed and marketed by Monsanto in the 1970s under the name RoundUp, is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified it as "probable carcinogenic to humans", but the European Food Safety Authority says it is "unlikely" to be carcinogenic.

Last year, the European Union promised that it would temporarily extend the glyphosate license, pending a review by the chemical agency, which in March stated that: "the available scientific evidence does not meet the criteria for classifying glyphosate as a carcinogen."

Socialist and Green MEPs have called for a parliamentary investigation into the chemical, following accusations in the United States that Monsanto had falsified data in some of the studies on glyphosate and "bribed" certain agencies to declare it safe, facts that the herbicide giant denies.

The Lithuanian commissioner, Andriukaitis, assured that he has studies from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Canada that show that glyphosate is safe and commented on the matter that: "It would be strange if all those organizations and countries were in the hands of Monsanto, so I consider it a very weak argument. "

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  2. Ahreddan

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  3. Tulrajas

    In my opinion you have been misled.

  4. Schmaiah

    I hope that the second part will be no worse than the first

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