France bans 36 glyphosate weed killers, citing products’ potential to damage DNA

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French health and environment agency ANSES said on [Dec. 9] it was banning glyphosate-based weedkillers that represent most of the volume of such products sold in France, ruling there was insufficient data to exclude health risks.

The agency was withdrawing the marketing license for 36 products and these would no longer be authorized for use after the end of [2020], it said in a statement …. Applications to launch four new glyphosate-based products had also been rejected, ANSES added.

ANSES said it had been reviewing the 69 glyphosate products available in France as well as 11 applications to market new products.

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“ANSES has decided that 36 of these products will be withdrawn from the market and will no longer be allowed for use from the end of 2020, due to a lack or absence of scientific data which would allow all genotoxical risk to be ruled out,” the agency said.

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