According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), whose opinion was published on 15 March 2017, glyphosate, the active principle of Roundup, would not be carcinogenic. This opinion follows the similar conclusion of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It would therefore be dangerous only in the case of direct contact with the eyes, and toxic to the fauna and aquatic flora. So there is no reason for the agency to ban the product. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BFRS) is very involved in this assessment, at a time when the merger of the two giants Bayer-Monsanto is highly anticipated, being regularly accused of conflicts of interest with the world Agrochemical. At the same time, in addition to the Atlantic, federal Justice challenged the independence of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by making public documents demonstrating the connivance of the latter with Monsanto, whose The interest is to avoid the carcinogenic recognition of its most used pesticide in the world.
Would the Commission be prepared to have the WHO opinion of 2015 on those of EFSA and ECHA and to reinstate the ban on glyphosate?