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.
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