"EU Extends Approval Of The Weedkiller Glyphosate By 10 Years"

"The substance is the active ingredient in Bayer's Roundup weedkiller, and is controversial because of its potential impact on biodiversity and evidence it may cause cancer."

"The European Union on Thursday approved the use of the controversial herbicide glyphosate for another 10 years. But there will be new conditions and restrictions, the EU Commission said.

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used weedkillers in the world, but critics point to evidence that it may cause cancer and pose a risk to biodiversity.

Representatives of EU states were unable to reach a decision last month, and a new vote by an appeal committee was again inconclusive. Therefore, the EU's executive arm said it will endorse its own proposal and renew the approval with conditions."

DW had the story November 16, 2023.

Source: DW, 11/17/2023