Stephen Cadogan Political agreement has been reached in Germany to end use of glyphosate by December 31, 2023. It represents something of a U-turn compared to Germany’s decisive 2017 vote in favour which made possible the EU’s extension of approval of glyphosate use to December 15, 2022.
Just as a jury in California awarded more than $2bn to a couple who claimed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup caused their cancer on Monday, Victor Vescovo, a retired American naval officer, gave details of his submarine dive to one of the deepest known places on earth.
The admission from Coillte, the State forestry body, that it sprays over a tonne of the weedkiller glyphosate — Roundup — each year on forests and recreational areas must be a cause for concern and immediate action. The questionable chemical is also widely used by farmers.