A sprayer sprays herbicide to tackle blackgrass© Tim Scrivener
An EU-wide “citizens’ initiative” petition calling for a ban on glyphosate has passed the one million signatories mark, adding further impetus to political attempts to remove the popular weedkiller from the market. The petition was launched last February by a coalition of environmental pressure groups. It is demanding a ban on glyphosate “to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides”. It is also calling for reforms to be made to the pesticides approval procedure, and EU-wide mandatory reduction targets […]
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