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Raft of Legal Challenges Launched Against EU Reauthorization of Glyphosate


The European Commission’s decision to reauthorize the herbicide glyphosate for 10 years is being challenged in three separate legal actions.

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The decision to reauthorize glyphosate is being challenged by environmental groups, EU lawmakers, and citizen activists. Citing flaws in the safety assessment process, including reliance on industry-funded studies and a lack of consideration for independent research, the cases express concerns over the chemical’s health and environmental risks, particularly its long-term effects on human health and biodiversity. If successful, the legal challenges could eventually lead to stricter regulations or even an outright ban on glyphosate. Despite its high toxicity, the chemical remains the most widely used herbicide in the EU.

For information on the damaging health effects of glyphosate, see this article on our website.