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EU fails to seize opportunity to end glyphosate
November 28, 2017April 10, 2018
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EU fails to seize opportunity to end glyphosate

The European Commission and EU Member States have failed to halt the use of the herbicide glyphosate by supporting a new five-year licence for the controversial weed-killer, missing the opportunity to ban it completely and make European food and farming safer and more sustainable. Glyphosate damages nature, probably causes cancer, and props up an industrial...

Glyphosate renewal gridlock
November 9, 2017April 10, 2018
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Glyphosate renewal gridlock

Malta votes against renewal of harmful weed killer Reacting to the failure of the European Commission and EU Member States to agree on the renewal of the herbicide glyphosate, Martin Galea De Giovanni, Director of Friends of the Earth Malta said that “this is yet another positive development following years of campaigning since tests carried...

Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web
May 24, 2017May 22, 2017
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Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web

The food system is coming under increasing corporate control, and Europe’s industrial model of farming and food consumption is destroying people and the planet. The potential Bayer-Monsanto deal is one in a series of mergers in the agriculture-chemicals sector, with a Dow Chemical-DuPont deal and a Syngenta-ChemChina merger already approved by the European Commission. The...