Open letter sent to European policymakers making the case for glyphosate

Presidents of the UK farming unions have sent a letter to European policymakers and elected officials on the importance of the reauthorisation of glyphosate. The NFU, NFU Cymru, NFU Scotland and UFU have come together ahead of Member State experts voting on a temporary re-extension of authorisation.

If the vote is passed this would be for approx. 18 months until more scientific evidence is available.

· The UK farming unions say there is no well-reasoned argument holding back a full re-authorisation of glyphosate in line with the regulatory process.

· The letter states that the glyphosate decision has been subject to ‘political bargaining’

· Elected officials and policymaker are urged by unions to ‘respect the process’ for the re-registration of plant protection products

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