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quinta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2017

EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licence





Glyphosate licence is due to expire this December, but member states still haven't reached a consensus on its renewal. The Commission said it won't extend it unless they do.
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A panel of experts from the EU’s 28 member states met behind closed doors to consider plans to extend the European licence for glyphosate – the key ingredient in best-selling weedkiller Roundup — for five to seven years.

The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, had originally recommended approving the herbicide’s use for another 10 years but watered it down amid growing uproar over the alleged dangers of its use.
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MEPs call for complete glyphosate ban in 2020

As a petition against glyphosate continues to amass support from European citizens, MEPs adopted on Thursday (19 October) a resolution calling for a total ban on the weed killer from 2020. EU member states will vote on the renewal of the glyphosate licence on 25 October. EURACTIV France reports.
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“The Standing Committee on Plant Animal Food and Feed met today to discuss renewing the approval of the active substance glyphosate. At the conclusion of the meeting, no vote was taken,” the Commission said in a statement.

“The Commission took note of the positions of the different delegations of member states, upon which it will now reflect, and will announce the date of the next meeting shortly.”
 
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