The European Commission will seek to extend the license of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide — for between five and seven years, a spokesman for the Commission said October 24.
The executive body of the EU backtracked from its initial proposal to renew the license in Europe for another decade, following mounting pressure from lawmakers in the European Parliament and several powerful countries.
National experts will meet in the Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed on Wednesday to decide whether to endorse the new proposal for a shorter renewal.
Earlier on October 24,, the European Parliament voted in favor of phasing out the weedkiller in Europe by the end of 2022. [It was a non-binding resolution.]
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