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

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

Michael Gove accused of ‘neglecting food production’ in green Brexit speech

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has criticised Defra Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship ’green Brexit’ speech, accusing him of neglecting food production in his vision for the future.

Means-test farmers to bring them into line with benefit claimants, says BBC presenter

BBC presenter Nick Robinson has suggested farmers should be means-tested to bring them into line with others who receive Government cash, such as benefit claimants.

Government has 'no plan' for post-Brexit food as Gove comments branded a 'disgrace'

The Government has been told it is time to ’get real’ with accusations it has no plan for post-Brexit food policy.

Defra allocates natural flood management funding

Allocations of natural flood management funding have been made by Defra from a £15 million fund previously announced.

Preparing businesses to weather likely reduction in support payments

Preparing businesses to weather a likely reduction in support payments through cost saving measures and co-operation with other farms to deliver environmental objectives were among the topics at a recent seminar
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