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EU: No decision taken on glyphosate

By Jane Byrne

The decisive vote due today on the reauthorization of the EU license for the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, did not take place - it was postponed.

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Glyphosate should not be classed as a carcinogen: ECHA

By Jane Byrne

In a long awaited opinion, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said, on the available scientific evidence, there were no grounds to classify the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.

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Stalemate at EU glyphosate talks, no vote taken

By Jane Byrne

The glyphosate dossier is to be handed over to the Commission, following on from the PAFF committee's failure today to generate a vote on the controversial herbicide.

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Danube Soya ends use of glyphosate as desiccant in EU soy

Environment MEPs call for glyphosate ban

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission should not renew the approval of glyphosate as long as concerns remain about its carcinogenicity, said MEPs.

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Green Party and the European GMO-free Regions Network is meeting with politicians, scientists, EU institutions and businesses in Brussels today to discuss the future of GMO-free food and agriculture in Europe.

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EU boosts food import controls after Japanese nuclear disaster

By Rory Harrington

The European Union is to step up controls on food imports from Japan in the wake of the nuclear accident at Fukushima – but stressed there was no evidence that consumers in the region were at risk from radiation-contaminated food.


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