Glyphosate re-authorised for five years in controversial 11th-hour vote

The European Commission has secured a five-year extension for the authorisation of controversial weedkiller ingredient glyphosate

The decision will do little to settle whether glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup range, is truly carcinogenic. Photograph: Mike Mozart CC BY-SA 2.0The European Commission has secured an eleventh-hour deal to renew the authorisation of systemic herbicide glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer by a World Health Organization body.

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