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More than 1.3 million demand EU weedkiller ban

Activists on Monday handed the EU a petition signed by more than 1.3 million people calling for a European ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, produced by chemicals giant Monsanto and others, over fears it causes cancer. The petition was given to the European Commission, the executive of the 28-nation EU which has recommended the license for the herbicide be renewed for ten years in mid-December. “The first action is for the European Commission not to reauthorise glyphosate,” Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss told reporters after handing the petition to...

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