Greenpeace comment

Brussels – Commenting on the European Commission’s new plan to push for a five- or seven-year licence for the weedkiller glyphosate, Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said:

 

“What matters is how much glyphosate is used and how it’s used, not how long the licence is for. The European Parliament and Europeans want a ban, not a fudge that changes nothing about how much people are exposed and how much the environment is contaminated.”

 

Over one million people signed a European citizen’s initiative calling for a glyphosate ban, while recent polling shows overwhelming support for a ban across Europe.

 

Contacts:

Franziska Achterberg – Greenpeace EU food policy director: +32 (0)498 36 24 03, franziska.achterberg@greenpeace.org

Laura Ullmann: Greenpeace EU communications officer: +32 (0)486 88 52 12, laura.ullmann@greenpeace.org

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