The EU Commission is planning to extend glyphosate approval for another 10 years

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a further extension of the approval of glyphosate. Accordingly, the herbicide will be used in the European Union for another ten years.

Jutta Paulus, pharmacist and chemical policy expert for the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, comments:

“The EU Commission is putting the health of millions of EU citizens at risk for another ten years. The renewed and longer approval of glyphosate is in stark contrast to the EU precautionary principle, which is intended to protect consumers.

While victims of the toxic substance in the USA are successfully suing Bayer Monsanto, Europe is threatening to put corporate interests above the health of people and nature. The World Health Organization also suspects glyphosate of being carcinogenic, but the European Commission seems to ignore these studies and concerns.

The European Commission must not put corporate interests above the well-being of millions of Europeans. The Commission’s proposal to extend the use of glyphosate is an attack on the Nature Restoration Law. The available studies are clear: the poisoning of the environment, the subsequent extinction of species, and the illnesses of millions of people are evident.”