Volume 94 Issue 11 | p. 18 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 14, 2016

Snarled over glyphosate

European Union delays decision on continued use of controversial herbicide
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pesticides, glyphosate, herbicide, Monsanto

The 28 countries of the European Union are at odds over whether to extend the approval of the herbicide glyphosate for an additional 15 years. The current authorization, which allows use of the controversial chemical in the EU, expires on June 30.

Representatives had been expected to vote on a proposal to extend glyphosate’s approval at a meeting last week of the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food & Feed. But some EU countries, . . .

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