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EU Parliament Calls for Roundup Ban by 2022

EU Parliament Calls for Roundup Ban by 2022

October 25, 2017 — Lawmakers in the European Parliament are demanding a 5-year phase-out of Monsanto’s weed-killer Roundup (glyphosate) by 2022.

France and other member-nations of the European Union (EU) said they would not vote to re-approve glyphosate for another 10 years. In response, the European Commission has abandoned the proposal.

The debate about the future of Roundup has been raging for 2 years, ever since the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that it would re-classify glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen” based on studies linking it to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Lawmakers from 28 nations in the EU were supposed to meet to discuss whether to extend glyphosate’s license for another 10 years. Instead, the European Parliament voted 355 to 204 in favor of a resolution that will urge the European Commission to phase out glyphosate throughout the EU by mid-December 2022 to 2025.

A spokesman for the European Commission said:

“The direction given is to strive to reach between 5 and 7 years, taking into account the risk assessment made by the European Parliament in today’s vote.”

The Parliament also asked the European Commission and member-nations of the EU to ban glyphosate sales and use in backyards, home gardens, public areas, and farms unless there is no other agricultural alternative for biological pest-control systems.

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