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EU extends approval for weed killer claimed to harm health

France and Germancy at odds BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday approved a five-year extension to the use of the weed killer glyphosate, in a move that failed to satisfy either environmentalists or farmers and pitted Germany against France.

 

November 29, 2017



France and Germancy at odds

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday approved a five-year extension to the use of the weed killer glyphosate, in a move that failed to satisfy either environmentalists or farmers and pitted Germany against France.

After a drawn-out process, the EU backed the extension with a qualified majority and was able to beat a mid-December deadline when the current license expires — 18 member states voted in favor, 9 against while one abstained.

Germany put its weight behind the extension, a move that divided the caretaker government in Berlin and could have rep...



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