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

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