The European Commission extends the authorization of the use of the herbicide Glyphosate for a further 10 years until 2033
The European Commission has extended the authorization of the use of the herbicide Glyphosate for a further 10 years until 2033, based on the risk assessment carried out by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) which found no critical grounds for a ban. European governments will vote on this proposal in October, with the option to review it if new scientific evidence emerges in the next decade.
Despite previous concerns about possible carcinogenic risks, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) concluded that there is no strong scientific evidence to classify glyphosate as mutagenic, carcinogenic or toxic to reproduction.
The food safety agency did not identify critical areas of concern and proposes to renew the permit for the herbicide glyphosate under strict conditions and measures. This includes the use of reducing nozzles to reduce the dispersion of the product during spraying. In addition, member states will be able to establish monitoring requirements and limit the use of glyphosate in some areas, paying attention to its impact on biodiversity and small mammals.
This decision follows a comprehensive review of the safety and risks associated with this herbicide, and is expected to ensure the safe use of this herbicide in agriculture in Europe.
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