Soil Association Comment On Glyphosate Vote

Comment On Glyphosate Vote

Today, the European Commission approved glyphosate for use in the EU for the next five years. Peter Melchett, Soil Association Policy Director, said: “The weight of scientific evidence suggesting glyphosate is not safe, including evidence from internal Monsanto papers, is increasing all the time. The chronic uncertainty that has so delayed a decision by the EU should not stop Michael Gove doing things that everyone agrees on, namely banning the spraying of glyphosate on crops immediately pre-harvest and banning glyphosate use in public places like parks, streets and playgrounds, in line with the European Parliament’s and the Commission’s advice.”