The Glyphosate Task Force acknowledges the debate at the European Parliament where some MEPs expressed concern and that the Parliament agreed on a non-binding resolution asking for a reduction of the length of the approval to only seven years from the customary 15 year approval period for re-registered substances.
The GTF proposed to voluntarily provide access through a physical reading room and on an exceptional basis to copies of all 14 carcinogenicity studies submitted by the GTF.
GTF points out that this resolution contains statements which are not based on scientific evidence and ignores the conclusions of extensive and thorough evaluations which have been conducted by both EFSA and the BfR.
We strongly oppose the two motions for resolution on glyphosate being put to the ENVI Committee for consideration. The evaluations conducted by EFSA and the German rapporteur concluded that glyphosate poses no unacceptable risk when used appropriately - an outcome which is consistent with global evaluations on glyphosate.
The GTF recognises the importance of discussions between the European Commission and Member States on the draft review report regarding the re-approval of glyphosate at EU level. However, the GTF expects that this process will go forward in the weeks ahead and that a vote of Member States regarding the re-approval of glyphosate will take place in due course.
The Glyphosate Task Force would like to express its concern with the alarmist tone of the communication from the Umweltinstitut München e.V.on the alleged detection of residues of glyphosate in different samples of bottled beer. The study simply confirms what it can be expected out of the processing of an agricultural input like barley, and establishes ...