Glyphosate

France introducing tax credits for farmers no longer using glyphosate

France introducing tax credits for farmers no longer using glyphosate

Farmers in France that declare they no longer use glyphosate will be granted temporary tax credits. The French Ministry for...

December 11, 2020

Glyphosate study to assess exposure levels

Glyphosate study to assess exposure levels

Researchers at an Irish university are assessing the level of exposure of glyphosate to farmers and their families. Ireland’s bioMonitoring...

August 1, 2020

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Leitrim

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Leitrim

Exceedances for the pesticide glyphosate have been detected in the public drinking water supplies in four different areas of Co....

July 3, 2020

Bayer to agree settlement in Roundup case – reports

Bayer to agree settlement in Roundup case – reports

Bayer is set to agree to a settlement in the long-running legal battle concerning its glyphosate-based weed killer brand Roundup. A...

June 24, 2020

Austria unsuccessful in banning glyphosate

Austria unsuccessful in banning glyphosate

For the time being, Austria will not proceed with a ban on glyphosate which was due to begin on January...

December 20, 2019

Germany to ban glyphosate weedkiller from 2023

Germany to ban glyphosate weedkiller from 2023

Germany looks set to ban the use of glyphosate weedkiller from the end of 2023, according to a report by...

September 4, 2019

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Mayo

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Mayo

An exceedance for glyphosate has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Newport, Co. Mayo, prompting an appeal...

May 28, 2019

Couple awarded $2 billion following Roundup cancer claim

Couple awarded $2 billion following Roundup cancer claim

A California jury has awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer...

May 14, 2019

US EPA glyphosate ruling: ‘No risks to public health’

US EPA glyphosate ruling: ‘No risks to public health’

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it “continues to find that there are no risks to public...

May 3, 2019

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

A second trial into Monsanto’s Roundup product in the US has found that the herbicide was the cause of a...

March 20, 2019

Sale, distribution and use of Roundup product banned in France

Sale, distribution and use of Roundup product banned in France

French authorities have banned the sale, distribution and use of a Roundup product following a court decision last week. The...

January 21, 2019

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in west Waterford

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in west Waterford

Traces of the pesticide Glyphosate have been detected in the supply of drinking water in the Villierstown supply, Co. Waterford....

January 17, 2019

Alternatives for Roundup to be examined in Kerry

Alternatives for Roundup to be examined in Kerry

Kerry County Council is apparently investigating the controversial weedkiller Roundup and its uses, and will examine possible alternatives for the...

August 27, 2018

Bayer comes out swinging at glyphosate court verdict

Bayer comes out swinging at glyphosate court verdict

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer – the new owner of Monsanto and the glyphosate weedkiller – has come out swinging following the...

August 24, 2018

Farmers ‘happy’ with Roundup despite landmark US verdict

Farmers ‘happy’ with Roundup despite landmark US verdict

A landmark lawsuit in the US linking glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – to cancer has led to...

August 13, 2018

Payments and petitions: Are farmers getting their message across?

Payments and petitions: Are farmers getting their message across?

Risk management, income stabilisation and effective agricultural lobbying were key talking points for EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development...

August 2, 2018

Bayer’s proposed Monsanto takeover gets ‘conditional’ green light from EU

Bayer’s proposed Monsanto takeover gets ‘conditional’ green light from EU

The European Commission has conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto, manufacturer of the controversial pesticide Roundup, earlier today (Wednesday,...

March 21, 2018

Scientific backing urged as new EU pesticides committee gets green light

Scientific backing urged as new EU pesticides committee gets green light

Scientific research and analysis should be given priority in any examination of EU pesticide authorisation procedures. This is the view...

February 7, 2018