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23 European organisations sent an open letter to the European Parliament’s PEST committee stating that the glyphosate controversy and the eventual decision to re-approve the chemical for another five years has exposed some fundamental failures of the EU’s pesticide approval system.

The decision to re-approve the chemical revealed the staggering influence of chemical companies on EU scientific assessments and a complete disregard for the concerns of independent scientists, the European Parliament and the general public.

Read the letter:  pdf Open letter to PEST committee (3.52 MB)