One Million Europeans Call For Ban Of Deadly Monsanto Products

Friday, June 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai
YourNewsWire.com
June 16, 2017

Over one million Europeans have demanded that the EU completely ban Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate over fears that it causes cancer.

As of Thursday, one million people had signed a petition that asks the EU to withdraw is license of the controversial best-selling herbicide Roundup.

France24.com reports: “In less than five months, more than one million EU citizens have joined our call for a glyphosate ban,” said David Schwartz, coordinator at the European Citizens Initiative, which is behind the petition.

“European citizens aren’t fooled by the pesticide industry’s lobbying efforts or the faulty science it’s peddling,” he added.

The group said it had attained the signature threshold to require a formal response from the European Commission — one million names from at least seven countries — in record time.

“Our politicians need to hear this message loud and clear,” Schwartz added.

The 28-nation EU will formally decide in December whether to extend the licence for glyphosate, amid deep divisions over its use.

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