Glyphosate

France introducing tax credits for farmers no longer using glyphosate

France introducing tax credits for farmers no longer using glyphosate

Farmers in France that declare they no longer use glyphosate will be granted temporary tax credits. The French Ministry for...

December 11, 2020

Austria unsuccessful in banning glyphosate

Austria unsuccessful in banning glyphosate

For the time being, Austria will not proceed with a ban on glyphosate which was due to begin on January...

December 20, 2019

Germany to ban glyphosate weedkiller from 2023

Germany to ban glyphosate weedkiller from 2023

Germany looks set to ban the use of glyphosate weedkiller from the end of 2023, according to a report by...

September 4, 2019

US EPA glyphosate ruling: ‘No risks to public health’

US EPA glyphosate ruling: ‘No risks to public health’

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it “continues to find that there are no risks to public...

May 3, 2019

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

A second trial into Monsanto’s Roundup product in the US has found that the herbicide was the cause of a...

March 20, 2019

Bayer comes out swinging at glyphosate court verdict

Bayer comes out swinging at glyphosate court verdict

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer – the new owner of Monsanto and the glyphosate weedkiller – has come out swinging following the...

August 24, 2018

Farmers ‘happy’ with Roundup despite landmark US verdict

Farmers ‘happy’ with Roundup despite landmark US verdict

A landmark lawsuit in the US linking glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – to cancer has led to...

August 13, 2018

EU Commission to restart talks on glyphosate re-authorisation

EU Commission to restart talks on glyphosate re-authorisation

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the European Commission’s plan to re-authorise glyphosate for ten years. The European Commission...

May 23, 2017

Roundup’s active ingredient is ‘not carcinogenic’

Roundup’s active ingredient is ‘not carcinogenic’

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) maintains that the weed killer glyphosate will not be classified as a carcinogenic. But the...

March 15, 2017

EU citizens initiative could see Commission ban glyphosate

EU citizens initiative could see Commission ban glyphosate

The European Commission has decided to register a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission “to propose to Member States...

January 10, 2017

Restrictions on glyphosate use across the EU come into force today

Restrictions on glyphosate use across the EU come into force today

New restrictions around the conditions regarding the use of glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, come into force...

August 22, 2016

Glyphosate an unlikely carcinogen to humans – new report finds

Glyphosate an unlikely carcinogen to humans – new report finds

Glyphosate is unlikely to be carcinogenic to humans, a new report on the herbicide commissioned by the Environmental Protection Authority...

August 11, 2016

New rules around the use of glyphosate to come into effect in two weeks

New rules around the use of glyphosate to come into effect in two weeks

New rules which restrict the conditions around the use of glyphosate in the European Union are to come into effect in...

August 8, 2016

EU member states agree restrictions on the use of Glyphosate

EU member states agree restrictions on the use of Glyphosate

EU Member States today supported a European Commission proposal to restrict the conditions of use of glyphosate in the EU....

July 11, 2016

Glyphosate restrictions proposed by Europe include reduced pre-harvest use

Glyphosate restrictions proposed by Europe include reduced pre-harvest use

The European Commission has proposed a number of restrictions to the use of glyphosate following its last-minute decision this week to...

June 30, 2016

Commission to extend authorisation of Glyposhate for 18 months

Commission to extend authorisation of Glyposhate for 18 months

The European Commission will extend the current market authorisation of the well-known herbicide glyphosate by 18 months. Speaking following a...

June 28, 2016

Fears for the future of glyphosate as another EU vote fails

Fears for the future of glyphosate as another EU vote fails

Another vote in Brussels on the future use of glyphosate in the EU has failed to reach a decision, with...

June 24, 2016

France to vote against glyphosate renewal this Friday

France to vote against glyphosate renewal this Friday

Ahead of this Friday’s vote on glyphosate, the French Minister for the Environment, Segolene Royal has said that France will...

June 23, 2016