e-Edition: January 2018

FIGHT ON ROUNDUP USE IN EU SETTLED

By Valentina Pop, Wall Street Journal 11/28/2017

 

Glyphosate is an herbicide invented by Monsanto Company, and is marketed under the brand name Roundup.  The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer found that glyphosate has the potential to cause cancer in humans. However, the European United nation’s chemical agency dismissed these claims. The conflicting conclusions of glyphosate’s impact on human health led to a multi-year dispute among the EU concerning the approval of its license. On November 27, the EU approved a five year license renewal of the herbicide.  The approval was granted due to Germany’s support, which came as a surprise and is said to have been produced out of political disagreements between representatives of the country.

 

By Ashley Seitz

Email: aseitz@rtenv.com


 

 

 

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