EU Prepares to Review Controversial Herbicide Glyphosate—Again

March 22, 2019, 2:55 PM

The European Union is preparing to once again assess the safety of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide.

The active ingredient in a range of pesticides, glyphosate is currently authorized in the EU until Dec. 15, 2022, after the bloc granted a short-term reapproval in 2017.

To get reauthorized to sell the herbicide after 2022, companies must apply by Dec. 15 this year—meaning they, and the regulators who will assess their application, are preparing now.

The Glyphosate Task Force, which represents a group of companies including Bayer, Nufarm GmbH & Co KG, and Syngenta AG, will submit ...

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