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Glyphosate debate heats up in EuropeGlyphosate debate heats up in Europe

EU officials have to make decision by end of year.

October 27, 2017

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The European Parliament is calling for glyphosate to be phased out over the next five years.

Parliament voted 355-204 in favor of a resolution urging the European Commission to adopt measures to phase out glyphosate. - Reuters

The European Parliament is comprised of elected representatives of the European Union. The vote was prompted by the World Health Organization finding that glyphosate is a “probable” carcinogen. – Center for Biological Diversity.

A planned vote on a 10-year extension for glyphosate didn’t proceed on Wednesday. – Green News.ie

The decision on glyphosate use needs to be made by the end of the year. – Reuters

EU officials are expected to discuss glyphosate reauthorization on Nov. 6. – Chemical and Engineering News

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