France takes lead on glyphosate alternatives

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Ministers are encouraging farmers to change practices

Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot has joined five other countries’ ministers in asking the EU to research alternatives to the controversial pesticide glyphosate and ‘prepare exit plans’ – a typically French better-safe-than-sorry approach.

In a letter to senior European commissioners, the ministers also asked for further research into possible dangers from the substance (best-known under the Roundup brand) and invited other states to join a French-led ...

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