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TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE © FRANCE 24

A controversial chemical will be allowed in the EU for another 10 years. After member states failed to reach an agreement amongst themselves, the European Commission decided that glyphosate, an agrichemical used in farming, will be re-authorised for a further decade. Glyphosate kills weeds and is the most widely used herbicide in the world. An agency of the World Health Organization has concluded that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans, but EU and US agencies have not established a link to cancer. There are also big environmental and wildlife dimensions to this debate, which continues in the member states and at the European Parliament. We delve into the issue with two MEPs.

Programme produced by Sophie Samaille, Isabelle Romero and Perrine Desplats

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