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terça-feira, 21 de novembro de 2017

Glyphosate: MEPs debate citizens’ call for a ban



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A European Citizens’ Initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on herbicide glyphosate was discussed on Monday with the petitioners and the European Commission.


Glyphosate accounts for about 25% of the global herbicide market
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Spraying pesticide on a field ©AP Images/European Union-EP
A European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) entitled “Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides”, calling for a ban on the herbicide, a reform of the pesticide approval procedure and EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use, collected over 1 million signatures.

Parliament rejected a ten-year renewal of glyphosate’s licence in October and proposed a full ban by 2022. EU member states will vote on a five-year renewal on 27 November.

You can listen to the video recording of interventions by clicking on the links below




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