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…
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Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Soulcié (France), Télérama.fr
"Europe votes to allow glyphosate" "It is for your own good!"
Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
Jean-Claude Juncker, président de la Commission européenne / President of the European Commission
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"
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..."
Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Jiho (France), Marianne
"Glyphosate sale" "Three barrels purchased a chemo offered!" "It seems fair."
Glyphosate: Lunch is Ready! - Red! (France), Agir pour l’environnement
"Glyphosate, that's one small step for man, one giant leap for inhumanity."
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?"