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Activists ask Juncker to prevent the renewal of glyphosate in the EU

Some thirty activists of the platform "Stop Glifosato" asked today the president of the European Commission (EC), Jean-Claude Juncker, to prevent the renewal of the glyphosate license for five more years in the European Union (EU), the same day that countries try to reach an agreement.

Brussels, Nov 27 (EFE) .- Some thirty activists from the "Stop Glyphosate" platform asked the president of the European Commission (EC), Jean-Claude Juncker, today to prevent the renewal of the license of glyphosate for five more years in the European Union (EU), the same day that countries try to reach an agreement.

The demonstration takes place during the meeting of experts from the EU, in a committee of the EC, which is held this afternoon in Brussels, and in which they will try to reach an agreement on the license, after the lack of consensus in the last meeting and few weeks of the expiration of the current authorization.

The ecologists concentrated in the rain in the heart of the European neighborhood with a banner that read "Democracy vs. Democracy. Glyphosate ", to request that the EC, in case there is no agreement between countries and have to make the decision on the renewal of the pesticide, opt for the" no ".

The activists They made a performance in which two of the protesters, who wore Juncker's masks and the Health and Food Safety Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis, had to decide whether to put side of Monsanto, one of the multinationals that uses this pesticide, which they represented with two skullcaps, or that of European citizens.

The Spanish MEP of Equo, Florent Marcellesi, in a statement to Efe, asked the EC and the member states to "listen to the European Parliament (EP) and the citizens", and stressed that glyphosate "is bad for the health, people and the environment. "

Likewise, Marcellesi considered that" there is a clear conflict of interest between Monsanto and glyphosate "and stressed that" there are alternatives healthy "to replace the pesticide most used in the European Union.

For its part, a spokesman for Monsanto told Efe that the safety of glyphosate" has been endorsed by the European scientific authorities (ECHA and EFSA), the authorities of Member States such as the German BfR, and those of countries around the world such as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Japan, among others. "

" In accordance with the scientific criteria, it is appropriate to proceed with its renewal during the maximum period established in European regulations ", considered.

For the renewal of the license of this product a qualified majority is needed in the votes of the 28, which has not been achieved to date, but the EU is obliged to take a decision against the clock, given that the current license expires on December 15.

The EC lowered its initial text from ten to five years, but to achieve its adoption requires support by majority of 55% of the countries, representing 65% of the population, otherwise the decision will remain in the hands of the EC.

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