Glyphosate: It’s Not Over Yet

After two years of debates and countless inconclusive meetings between governments and the European Commission, on November 27 came an answer: the authorization for glyphosate would be renewed for another five years.

Banning glyphosate — the civilized thing to do

On October 25th the European Commission will announce its decision on the renewal of the use of glyphosate for the next ten years. It will be a critical decision: to ban the world’s most used weedkiller would be tantamount to a transformation of the agricultural sector, a civilized choice that would herald the dawn of a new era.

Glyphosate: Slow Food asks EU Member States to take a stand against the European Commission 10-year renewal proposal

On 20 July 2017 the Commission restarted discussions with Member States on the possible renewal of license to use glyphosate for another 10 years.
The Commission will look for the support of a qualified majority of Member States, and EU governments will be invited to vote on this proposal after the summer. Based on the outcome, the Commission will take a final decision before the end of the year, when the current EU glyphosate license expires.

Keeping the “ecological” in Ecological Focus Areas

Today, the European Parliament has decided to keep the ecological focus areas (EFAs) “ecological”. MEPs were called to vote on a resolution proposed by the AGRI Committee of the European Parliament against the ban of pesticides use in the EFAs.