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NFUS welcomes decision on herbicide

THE long-running campaign to secure the re-authorisation of what the National Farmers’ Union Scotland called ‘the essential’ herbicide, glyphosate, has seen the appeals committee in Brussels approve the product for a further five years.

It has been a hugely frustrating process, which saw politics rather than scientific evidence delay decisions on a product that had been deemed safe by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) amongst others. NFUS believes re-authorisation for a full 15 years was justifiable.

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