Glyphosate– Yes or No? Re-Approval of the World’s Most Popular Chemical

Glyphosate– Yes or No? Re-Approval of the World’s Most Popular Chemical

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
15:00 - 19:00
Room ASP 5E2
European Parliament, Brussels

On March 2nd, Pavel Poc MEP Vice-Chair of the EP Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety,  will be organizing a conference dedicated to the re-approval of glyphosate - the active substance in the most widely used herbicide – an issue, which will soon be decided upon in the the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. The Brussels-based conference will provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to present their views on the issues and discuss the pros and cons of the potential re-approval of the use of glyphosate.

Andre Leu, President of IFOAM - Organics International will be there speaking about "The Strong Correlation between Glyphosate and Major Diseases"  and "Glyphosate's Mechanisms of Toxicity."  

Other speakers include:

  • Angeliki Lysimachou, Pesticide Action Network - PAN Europe,
  • Kathryn Guyton and Kurt Straif, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • Euros Jones, European Crop Protection Association
  • Jose Tarazona, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Nathalie Chaze, European Commission

Intense debate is expected among the participants as they present their expert opinions and studies. You can find the full agenda here , as well as more information and a link to the livestream here

 

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