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French National Assembly rejects glyphosate weed killer ban for second time

| September 18, 2018
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The heated debate lasted all night, but the [French] National Assembly rejected all amendments to include a [glyphosate] herbicide ban in the agriculture and food law, for reasons similar to those put forward last May, during the first vote on the issue.

On September 15th, the deputies rejected a new reading of the agriculture and food bill that would codify the presidential commitment to prohibit the controversial herbicide, “at the latest in three years.”

In May, during the first reading of the text, deputies …. had already pleaded unsuccessfully to protect the presidential commitment to ban glyphosate. They had the support of Nicolas Hulot, then Minister of Ecology. Since the spring, the Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert has opposed the amendments ….

Related article:  EPA report: Glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in French. This summary was prepared with Google Translate and edited for clarity.

Read full, original article: The AN refuses (yet) to include the prohibition of glyphosate in the law: the vote of the deputies of the Center Val de Loire

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