Pressure builds as EU begins glyphosate talks

Competing lobbies are trying to persuade EU member state representatives to either dismiss or approve the reauthorisation of the controversial herbicide

Whether glyphosate, the active ingredient of Roundup, is a carcinogen or not is hotly disputed. Photograph: Mike Mozart CC BY-SA 2.0Discussions have begun in Brussels on a draft proposal to renew the EU licence for glyphosate, as advocates for and against the herbicide continue to pile on the pressure.

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