FRANCE has signalled it will vote against Glyphosate being used in Europe.
The world’s most-used weedicide has been under investigation by the European Union for fears it may be carcinogenic (cancer causing).
While US studies have concluded European fears are unfounded, Europe remains unconvinced, perhaps in part because of their fear of the chemical being owned by an American corporate.
The French President’s office says it will not vote to extend glyphosate’s use in Europe for another ten years.
If France succeeded in getting other European countries to join their ban, European farmers would have 12 to 18 months supply left.
One impact may be a global glut and then price fall for the weedicide in the rest of the world.