Glyphosate is the world’s most used weedkiller, and It’s clear that our public pressure is paying off. This is the third time member states have rejected the EU Commission’s bid for a new licence for glyphosate. Governments are responding to our mass mobilisation of citizens fed up with the widespread use of a pesticide WHO deems “probably carcinogenic.”
On June 23, an appeals committee will meet to attempt a final compromise. But if it can’t reach a qualified majority, glyphosate’s EU licence expires June 30. Which means that soon, a whole bunch of Roundup could be coming off the shelves across Europe.
We’ve delivered tens of thousands of signatures to the Netherlands and Germany to make our voices heard. And with both nations abstaining from recent votes, it looks like the tides are finally turning against Monsanto and glyphosate. We need to keep up the pressure to make sure EU governments know we need a full ban of “probably carcinogenic” glyphosate.
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