At today's Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA group announced that it will start collecting signatures for the establishment of an inquiry committee on glyphosate. The purpose of the committee would be to investigate the handling of the decision-making process for the proposed renewal of glyphosate's licence.
Greens/EFA president Ska Keller comments:
"We have serious concerns about whether the rules have been respected during the decision-making process for glyphosate. The European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority and the European Chemicals Agency need to ask themselves critical questions and explain why scientific studies demonstrating that glyphosate is dangerous have been ignored.
"The committee of inquiry must clarify how to improve decision-making and evaluation processes so that they are made transparent and objective. This is urgently needed to ensure that decisions in the EU are determined by public and not private interests."
Our framework for an inquiry committee can be viewed here: https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/document/framework-for-an-inquiry-committee-on-the-renewal-of-the-approval-of-glyphosate%20/