EU food safety chief: Reelection—not reality—motivated Europe’s anti-glyphosate politicians

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Some politicians spoke “loudly” against glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, before their elections but came back to reality later on, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

Some politicians spoke loudly before the election proposing to immediately ban glyphosate, but after the election, they were “welcomed to reality”, Andriukaitis said.

Referring to the European Commission’s approach on glyphosate and neonicotinoids, he said it was a “crystal clear example of the Commission’s consistency” when it comes to science.

“The Commission will follow the scientific evidence and legal obligations and I have the same proposal for the member states.”

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