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Procedure : 2017/2703(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
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Texts tabled :

RC-B8-0397/2017

Debates :

PV 13/06/2017 - 11
CRE 13/06/2017 - 10

Votes :

PV 14/06/2017 - 8.10

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0264

Debates
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - Strasbourg Revised edition

10. Glyphosate and authorisation procedures (debate)
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  Geoffrey Van Orden (ECR ). – Mr President, I have listened very intently to this debate, and I just want to say that of course we all want a healthy countryside and a good environment for us all to live in; so do our farmers.

No one in this House has a monopoly on virtue in this particular matter. Our farmers are responsible farmers. I represent the East of England, which is a major agricultural sector in the United Kingdom. Our responsible farmers rely on good scientific, evidence—based information for what they are doing. From what I have heard from the Commission this afternoon, that is exactly what we have. I hope that the Commission will bring an end to all the uncertainty on this, and confirm once and for all the authorisation for glyphosate.

It has been very clear: we are hearing repetitions of the same sort of scaremongering, the same things. Listen again to what the Commissioner had to say, look more closely at what he said to us all. So let us put an end to all this nonsense, and let us give certainty to our farmers – our responsible farmers.

 
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