Glyphosate

Europe fails to agree on glyphosate extension

Europe fails to agree on glyphosate extension

European Member States have failed to agree on legislation that would allow an extension of the glyphosate license. Today’s Standing...

June 6, 2016

Everything you need to know about glyphosate

Everything you need to know about glyphosate

Glyphosate is an active substance used for the production of pesticides, which has been authorised in the EU since 2002...

June 5, 2016

EU to vote on glyphosate Monday as Commission asks for approval extension

EU to vote on glyphosate Monday as Commission asks for approval extension

EU Member States have been asked to vote again on glyphosate’s re-authorisation on Monday, June 6, in Brussels, following last...

June 1, 2016

Member States have a month to decide on a stance on glyphosate

Member States have a month to decide on a stance on glyphosate

With one month to go until the June 30 deadline for a decision on re-authorising glyphosate, discussions are still on-going...

May 30, 2016

Could Roundup really be off the shelves in November?

Could Roundup really be off the shelves in November?

It’s moving into the end game for the renewal of one of the most commonly used chemicals on Irish farms Roundup....

May 24, 2016

Glyphosate re-authorisation pushed back by Member States

Glyphosate re-authorisation pushed back by Member States

A vote was not held today in Brussels on the re-authorisation of glyphosate as the European Commission said that it...

May 19, 2016

France to ban glyphosate – regardless of EU vote this week

France to ban glyphosate – regardless of EU vote this week

Glyphosate will be banned in France – whether or not the EU decides this week to renew the authorisation of...

May 18, 2016

New report finds Glyphosate ‘unlikely to pose carcinogenic risk to humans’

New report finds Glyphosate ‘unlikely to pose carcinogenic risk to humans’

Glyphosate, the chemical used in Monsanto’s Roundup, is unlikely to pose carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet, a...

May 17, 2016

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Germany looks set to abstain in an EU vote next week on the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers,...

May 15, 2016

Commission set to propose a nine year EU licence for glyphosate

Commission set to propose a nine year EU licence for glyphosate

Reports in Brussels suggest the European Commission will propose that the commonly used herbicide glyphosate be re-approved for nine years. It...

May 11, 2016

European Parliament votes in favour of glyphosate – 7 year extension granted

European Parliament votes in favour of glyphosate – 7 year extension granted

The European Parliament has voted to renew glyphosate for a further seven years, following a meeting of MEPs in Luxembourg...

April 13, 2016

Poll shows most Europeans want glyphosate banned

Poll shows most Europeans want glyphosate banned

Two-thirds of Europeans want glyphosate banned according to a poll by the international market research firm YouGov. According to the...

April 12, 2016

UFU calls on the Commission to re-register glyphosate

UFU calls on the Commission to re-register glyphosate

The Ulster Farmers’s Union (UFU) has called on the European Commission to re-register glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide...

April 10, 2016

The Commission should not renew glyphosate authorisation – MEPs

The Commission should not renew glyphosate authorisation – MEPs

Environment Committee MEPs have said that the European Commission should not renew glyphosate’s authorisation. They have said that it should...

March 26, 2016

‘All 28 Member States need a common position on glyphosate’

‘All 28 Member States need a common position on glyphosate’

All 28 Member States of the European Union need a common understandable position on glyphosate, the European Commissioner for Health and...

March 19, 2016

European Commission set to re-licence Roundup

European Commission set to re-licence Roundup

The European Commission looks set to re-licence Glyphosate the worlds most widely used and controversial weedkiller. According to reports in...

February 26, 2016

Glyphosate has become the most heavily used weed-killer in history

Glyphosate has become the most heavily used weed-killer in history

Since the mid-1990s there has been a dramatic increase in the volume of glyphosate herbicides that have been applied and...

February 13, 2016

Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

The European Commission has adopted two Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed uses, despite MEPs from the European...

December 9, 2015