Volume 95 Issue 48 | p. 16 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 4, 2017 | Web Date: November 28, 2017

Glyphosate renewed for five years in the EU

Surprise decision by Germany swings vote in favor of reapproval of controversial herbicide
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, glyphosate, herbicides, European Union

The world’s top-selling herbicide, glyphosate, can stay on the market in the European Union for another five years after an unexpected vote in favor of the renewal by German agriculture minister Christian Schmidt. Germany abstained from voting in all previous deliberations on glyphosate over the past few months. Schmidt took the decision into his own hands on Nov. 27, voting in favor of the five-year renewal, despite a lack of agreement within the German government. . . .

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