The new German government will aim to end the use of glyphosate herbicides “as fast as possible”, according to the draft deal to establish a new German coalition government published on Wednesday on the homepage of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party.
The draft states; “We will with a systematic minimalisation strategy significantly restrict use of plant protection chemicals containing glyphosate, with the goal of fundamentally ending usage as fast as possible. SEE: Germany To Ban Glyphosate Herbicides In Shock To Monsanto-Bayer Merger
“We will develop alternatives jointly with the agricultural sector as part of an arable farming strategy which will regulate environmentally friendly and nature-compatible use of plant protection chemicals.
German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt recently admitted that he acted alone in ordering officials to vote in favor of renewing the controversial weedkiller glyphosate in Europe — without consulting Chancellor Angela Merkel. Schmidt’s move in November meant that a qualified majority of EU member states agreed to theThis post was originally published on this site