Tomorrow (Wednesday) EU member states are set to vote on the renewal of the glyphosate licence for an extended period of ten years.
The discussion will take place during the meeting of Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed.
The Environmental and Public Health Committee have opposed the proposal to renew the licence for Glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller.
As stated in a Press Release, MEPs say that plans should be drawn up in order to phase-out the substance, with a complete ban on household use firstly and a ban in use for farming when biological alternatives work well for weed control.
Agriculture accounts for 76% of the use of glyphosate worldwide.
The current EU approval for glyphosate is set to expire on 15th December 2017.