Cornucopia’s Take: While the U.S. government continues to bow to synthetic pesticide industry pressure, some European countries are taking serious steps to reduce the use of toxic pesticides on farmlands and common areas. The Macron Government in France is offering farmers expert help and forums to pool their knowledge during the transition to glyphosate-free growing.
How France and Germany Are Ousting Glyphosate In A Search For Healthy Soils and Pesticide-Free Crops
Independent Science News
by Ramon Seidler, PhD
The Macron Government of France is offering its farmers a way out of glyphosate dependency within the next 3 years.
Millions have been following European discussions on the possible ban (or a new licensing period) for glyphosate-based herbicides; discussions which stemmed from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declaring glyphosate a probable human carcinogen in March, 2015.
European countries finally voted, in November, 2017 to allow glyphosate to be used another 5 years on farms. Although not the time period desired by many, this was less than the time wanted by industry, some countries, and some European agencies. Read Full Article »