Zminijietna disappointed by the position taken by EP on Glyphosate
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Zminijietna – Voice of the Left, has expressed its disappointment towards the European Parliament in giving an extension of a seven year period for the use of glyphosate.
"It is a substance which the WHO reveal that is probably carcinogenic to humans," Zminijietna said, and questions "Malta's position in this regards."
"Glyphosate's current European license was set to expire in June, but following this vote, it has been granted authorisation until 2023."
"In Malta, The Clean Food Movement has also called on the government to ban this type of pesticides from public spaces, residential zones, and both public and private gardens," stated Zminijietna – Voice of the Left.
Last month, MEPs said that, "so long as serious concerns remain about the carcinogenicity and endocrine disruptive properties of the herbicide glyphosate, which is used in hundreds of farm, forestry, urban and garden applications, the EU Commission should not renew its authorisation
"Instead, it should commission an independent review and disclose all the scientific evidence that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) used to assess glyphosate," said Environment Committee MEPs.