Austria’s January 2020 glyphosate ban halted on technical grounds

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An Austrian ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, a substance that has long been disputed in Europe and beyond, can’t take effect on Jan. 1 as supporters hoped, the government said [Dec. 9].

The country’s lawmakers voted in July to ban the herbicide, best known as an ingredient in Roundup. But interim Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein informed the parliament’s speaker [Dec 9] that she won’t promulgate the legislation because of a legal technicality.

Bierlein said that European Union regulations required the EU’s executive commission to be notified of the draft law, but that didn’t happen.

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