Green MEP calls for ban on harmful pesticide

October 27 2017

EU ministers decide on October 25 whether to impose a Europe-wide ban on glyphosate or renew its licence.

EU ministers decide on October 25 whether to impose a Europe-wide ban on glyphosate or renew its licence. Molly Scott Cato MEP, who sits on the Agriculture Committee in the European Parliament, said:

“The pesticides industry claim that a ban on glyphosate will be catastrophic for the EU farming sector because there are no alternatives. 

“Cutting out harmful chemicals in farming will increase biodiversity, improve the health of our soil, and safeguard human and animal health. If Michael Gove’s green Brexit means anything it has to mean supporting a ban on glyphosate and funding moves towards chemical free agriculture.”