Pesticide authorisations ‘missing toxic substances’

The current system for measuring the impact of glyphosate-based pesticides fails to take into account the full range of their possible health impacts, MEPs have heard

Bottle of Roundup, which contains glyphosate
Substances contained alongside glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, can be more toxic than the herbicide itself

The current system for measuring the impact of glyphosate-based pesticides fails to take into account the full range of their possible health impacts, MEPs heard at a session of the European Parliament’s special committee on pesticides authorisation (PEST) on Friday.

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