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Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready!

On Monday, November 27, the European Union decided to renew for 5 years the license of glyphosate, one of the components of the controversial Monsanto herbicide “Roundup”. The required majority was reached (18 countries voted in favor, 9 against and one country abstained). Berlin swung its vote in favor, while Paris regretted this result and called on the European Commission to quickly review its position.

The pressure of NGOs, associations and citizens who mobilized against the use of this chemical substance, considered harmful to health and the environment (even if the scientific experts are divided on its harmfulness), couldn’t compete against the powerful industrial lobbies.

Cheers! And enjoy your meal…

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
  • Soulcié (France), Télérama.fr
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Soulcié (France), Télérama.fr
    "Europe votes to allow glyphosate" "It is for your own good!"
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
    "Santé !"
  • Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
    Jean-Claude Juncker, président de la Commission européenne / President of the European Commission
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
    "I keep telling to my friends of the European Commission... to control weeds there is only one miracle product." "No to glyphosate"
  • Goutal (France)
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Goutal (France)
    "European Union votes to allow glyphosate for the next 5 years... France for 3 years" "What do you want, we bow to democracy..."
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Jiho (France), Marianne
    "Glyphosate sale" "Three barrels purchased a chemo offered!" "It seems fair."
  • Red! (France), Agir pour l’environnement
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Red! (France), Agir pour l’environnement
    "Glyphosate, that's one small step for man, one giant leap for inhumanity."
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    "What's new, darling?" "They're talking about getting out nuclear power and banning glyphosate... What are we eating?"
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
  • Soulcié (France), Télérama.fr
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
  • Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
  • Goutal (France)
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
  • Red! (France), Agir pour l’environnement
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir