Green MEP responds to decision on five-year renewal of toxic glyphosate

Responding to news that a qualified majority of EU member states reached a decision to renew the license for the controversial weed killer glyphosate for a further five years, Molly, who is a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, commented: “This is a toxic decision. A majority of EU nations, including the UK are … Read moreGreen MEP responds to decision on five-year renewal of toxic glyphosate

Statement from Molly Scott Cato on the use of glyphosate in farming in Europe

The renewal of the glyphosate licence in the EU is controversial in large part because so many farmers in the EU are heavily reliant on the herbicide to rid their fields of “weeds”/wildflowers. Many farmers are arguing that spraying glyphosate on their fields is a ‘sustainable alternative’ to tilling the soil with heavy machinery, which … Read moreStatement from Molly Scott Cato on the use of glyphosate in farming in Europe