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Monsanto faces first US trial over Roundup cancer link

San Francisco - In the first trial of its kind, a Californian dying of cancer is suing US agrochemical giant Monsanto, claiming its popular herbicide Roundup caused his disease -- a case that could have sweeping ramifications.

Merkel woes deepen as farm minister flouts orders

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel rapped her agriculture minister Tuesday for violating the government line in approving a controversial weedkiller at a key EU meeting, sparking a political storm and angering European allies.

EU breaks stalemate to renew licence on controversial weedkiller

Brussels - EU countries broke months of deadlock on Monday when they voted to renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years after heavyweight Germany surprisingly voted in favour despite health concerns.

EU can't agree on new licence for controversial glyphosate weedkiller

Brussels - The European Union on Thursday failed to win approval from members to renew a five-year licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics believe causes cancer.

France to oppose EU's 5-year renewal for weedkiller glyphosate

Paris - France will oppose a European Commission proposal to renew authorisation for controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years instead of 10, saying Wednesday the new cutoff should be three years.

EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licence

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday postponed a vote on proposals to renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics say causes cancer and which the European Parliament wants banned in five years' time.

EU weedkiller row gives French winemakers a headache

Gardegan-et-tourtirac - In the peaceful vineyards of France's Bordeaux region, a potential EU crackdown on a popular weedkiller over cancer fears is adding to winemakers' worries.

EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licence

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday postponed a vote on proposals to renew the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics say causes cancer and which the European Parliament wants banned in five years' time.

EU parliament votes to ban controversial weedkiller by 2022

Strasbourg - The European Parliament Tuesday called for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to be banned by 2022 amid fears it causes cancer, a day before EU states vote on whether to renew its licence.

MEPs urged to probe Monsanto influence on research

Brussels - A US firm pursuing a lawsuit against Monsanto is urging the European Parliament to examine its claims that the agro giant has hidden the dangers of its weedkiller, according to a letter obtained by AFP on Thursday.

EU delays glyphosate decision

The European Union has delayed any decision about extending the license that permits the use of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. This is because of a potential cancer risk.

Should a leading weedkiller be banned?

A debate is taking place about the use of glyphosate-based weedkillers. This is in relation to the possible carcinogenic effects of this widely used farm product.
 

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