Glyphosate: EU Commission questioned
The EU’s executive body is to say whether it will investigate allegations of undue influence from Monsanto over the EU approval of herbicide substance glyphosate.
Monsanto is owner and producer of Roundup®, a herbicide which contains glyphosate.
In an oral question to be debated on Tuesday with the European Commission, MEPs say that correspondence from the company, which was recently disclosed, has shed doubt on the credibility of a number of Monsanto-sponsored studies. The studies were part of the evidence used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to evaluate the safety of glyphosate.
Procedure: oral question to the Commission
Debate: Tuesday 13 June