FG BUY&SELL        FARMERS WEATHER       ARABLE FARMING        DAIRY FARMER      FARMERS GUARDIAN        AGRIMONEY        OUR EVENTS        MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS        BLOGS        MORE FROM US

You are viewing 1 of your 2 free articles

You’ll need to join us by becoming a member to gain more access.
Already a Member?

Login Join us now

EU farming chief wants 10-year re-approval for glyphosate

Don't Miss

In a move which will be cheered by many, but is sure to be controversial, EU farming chief Phil Hogan has said he would like to re-authorise glyphosate for ‘at least the next 10 years’.

Twitter Facebook
Share This

EU farming chief wants 10-year re-approval for #glyphosate

Mr Hogan gave his first clue about the European Commission’s line of thinking on the issue this week at the European Economic and Social Committee, Agra Europe confirmed.

 

He said he wanted glyphosate to have a lengthy re-approval period to ‘give legal certainty to the sector’.

 

The news follows moves by MEPs to challenge the ruling of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that glyphosate is non-carcinogenic by suggesting the research used to come to the conclusion was influenced by the chemical’s manufacturer, Monsanto.

 

NFU vice president Guy Smith said: “We are delighted to hear the Commissioner back sound science and recognise the importance of glyphosate to Europe’s farmers, but we are aware we could have a repeat of the political shenanigans of June 2016. We cannot take anything for granted.”

Twitter Facebook
Rating (0 vote/s)
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

More News

EU farming chief rules out special Brexit deal on agriculture in a strongly-worded speech

EU farming chief Phil Hogan has ruled out a special Brexit deal on agriculture in a strongly-worded speech which declared Britain’s intention to negotiate trade deals across the world ‘fanciful’.

Scottish farm incomes halved in one year

NFU Scotland said the figures showed the system was not working for farmers

New blight website launched

AHDB Potatoes has launched a new website to help combat the industry’s most threatening disease.

Cold temperatures and lack of moisture create weed control dilemma

A sharp drop in temperatures across the UK, along with a lack of moisture in some regions, has left growers facing a weed control headache.

BYDV threat to spring barley

With the risk of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) in winter cereals nearly over, attention turns to spring cereals and the warm start to 2017 has encouraged early migration of aphids, especially in the North and West.
FG Insight and FGInsight.com are trademarks of Briefing Media Ltd.
Farmers Guardian and FarmersGuardian.com are trademarks of Farmers Guardian Ltd, a subsidiary of Briefing Media Ltd.
All material published on FGInsight.com and FarmersGuardian.com is copyrighted © 2016 by Briefing Media Limited. All rights reserved.
RSS news feeds