No glyphosate-free Roundup for UK

Roundup has no plans for a UK glyphosate-free Roundup weedkiller product after one was introduced in Austria, Germany and France.

A new type of Roundup is on sale in Austrian, German and French garden centres.

The Monsanto weedkiller is labelled saying it's formulated "without glyphosate" (ohne Glyphosat in German).

On the ingredients label, the active substance is given as vinegar (Essigsäure).

A Roundup spokesperson said there were "no plans at this stage," for a UK launch of the product.

This month, the European Commission has proposed extending by 10 years its approval for glyphosate.

There has been some opposition to the move in Germany, France and some other European countries, with some studies linking the chemical to cancer. Many other studies have declared glyphosate safe.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), have both found that the herbicide is not carcinogenic.


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