It’s disgraceful that member states turn a deaf ear to citizens on glyphosate, say S&Ds

Date

27 Nov 2017

Sections

Agriculture & Food
Health & Consumers

Press release

Brussels, 27 November 2017

The Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today strongly criticised the decision by member states to extend the licence of glyphosate, a pesticide which the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer considers “likely carcinogenic to humans.”
The S&D Group strongly backed the demand by the European Parliament to just phase out glyphosate instead of renewing its licence.

S&D vice-president for sustainability Kathleen Van Brempt MEP said:

“It’s disgraceful that member states don’t want to listen. They have turned a deaf ear to the demand of the European Parliament to phase out glyphosate. But they have also turned a deaf ear to more than a million Europeans who signed a petition to ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides.

“Instead of deciding on a final deadline to replace this harmful substance, we now have to discuss it again in five years. Unfortunately the member states chose to prolong this never-ending story.”

 

MEPs INVOLVED

VAN BREMPT Kathleen

kathleen.vanbrempt@ep.europa.eu

+ 32 2 284 54 47

+ 33 3 88 17 54 47

http://kathleenvanbrempt.be/

 

S&D PRESS CONTACT

MARTIN DE LA TORRE, Victoria

victoria.martindelatorre@ep.europa.eu

+33 3 88 16 42 98

+32 2 284 30 81