Will glyphosate finally be banned in the European Union after 2022?
Roundup, Monsanto-Bayer’s infamous weedkiller was reauthorized for 5 years at the end of 2017 after numerous scandals: Monsanto papers, lawsuits in the United States, illegal acquisition of journalists and activists private data...
An extension of this authorization is being debated again, and the battle is far from being won.
Dangerous for the environment and public health, it is more than urgent to do away with glyphosate in France and in Europe and to start a real agricultural and food transition.
It is known since 2015 that this substance is classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization. Recently, France’s own National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) strengthened the analysis of risks associated with glyphosate.
Emmanuel Macron had pledged to phase out glyphosate in France "no later than" early 2021. He did not keep this promise, but France, which will take over the rotating presidency of the EU in January 2022, can and must play a leading and unambiguous role to ban glyphosate in Europe.
Let's demand together that France publicly oppose the renewal of the authorization of this toxic pesticide in Europe.
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This petition was launched in collaboration with : Foodwatch France, Générations Futures, Greenpeace France, Agir pour l'Environnement, Ligue contre le cancer, WECF, France Nature Environnement, FNE Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes, Amis de la Terre, ATTAC France, BLOOM, Combat Monsanto, Justice Pesticides, Confédération paysanne, CCFD-Terre-Solidaire, Réseau Action Climat, Union Nationale de l'Apiculture Française, Syndicat national d'apiculture, Terre d'abeilles, Terre & Humanisme, Cantine sans plastique France, Réseau Environnement Santé, FNAB, Mouvement de l'Agriculture Bio-Dynamique, SOL, Institut Veblen, Commerce équitable France, UFC Que Choisir, Ligue des droits de l’Homme, Ingénieurs sans frontières agriSTA, ActionAid France, Secrets Toxiques, WWF, SumOfUs, WeMove Europe, Campagne Glyphosate, Alerte des Medecins sur les Pesticides, RESOLIS, Notre Affaire à Tous
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The New York Times. 24 June 2020.
The Intercept. 18 January 2020.
The Guardian. 2 June 2019.
Inserm. 30 June 2021.
Inserm. 25 June 2021.