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Why did Ireland side with the EU and vote to renew Glyphosate's licence for another 10 years

  • 19-11-2023 9:32pm
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    Glyphosate, is a dangerous herbicide which might be more familiar to you as Roundup. It has been proven to cause the cancer Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, a chronic blood cancer. Which means it can't be cured just managed. The reason why I know a lot about this is because I have Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and I am shocked that the Irish Government voted to go along with the EU and allow its licence to be renewed for another 10 years.

    More info on Roundup and the latest court case about it can be found below

    Here is a list of the countries that have already banned Roundup.

    • Malawi
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam (Vietnam’s move to ban glyphosate contaminated imports drew criticism from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.) 
    • Sri Lanka
    • Oman
    • Kuwait
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Bahrain
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Bermuda
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • France
    • Italy
    • The Netherlands

    Germany is banning Roundup next year, so why haven't we banned it and why did the Irish Government vote with the EU to renew its licence?