July 2014

Letter to Commissioner Borg on Glyphosate

Dear Commissioner Borg,

As you will be very much aware, for many years now there has been much discussion on the adverse effects of the herbicide Glyphosate. An enormous amount of independent academic literature is published on this chemical, summarised in the Annex included in this letter.  Rapporteur Germany, however, keeps on relying solely on the studies submitted by the applicants. This is a strange situation since the applicants have a huge interest in getting “the approval of the active substance”. We therefore need independent studies as a counterbalance to the industry-sponsored studies.

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