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European Commission Must Take Action in Response to Monsanto Papers

The European Parliament will today hold a debate on glyphosate in response to the Monsanto Papers (see background). The debate will include the European Commission’s response to an oral question from a cross-party group of MEPs. Commenting ahead of the debate, Greens/EFA food safety spokesperson Bart Staes, who co-sponsored the question, says:

“The European Commission must commit to a thorough investigation into these revelations and to improving practices where weaknesses are found. With so many unanswered questions, and an ongoing scientific debate regarding the safety of glyphosate, the European public has a right to know if Monsanto had any undue influence on the outcomes of the EFSA and ECHA assessments.