This week’s episode investigated the chemical glyphosate and the future of its use in the EU.

 It is the most common herbicide in the world  and is currently approved for use in the EU until 15 December 2023. Farming organisations in Europe are looking for it to be renewed due to its role in preventing weeds from destroying their crops. On the other hand, environmental campaigners are worried about the impact the chemical has on ecosystems and human health. 

 Alan Moore of Hedgerows Ireland described why he believes we should turn to more sustainable options for weed management and Grace O’Sullivan MEP expressed her concerns about the renewal of its use for the next ten years. 


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Read the latest updates on the European Union’s stance on the renewal of glyphosate here: