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RoundupandBirthDefectsv5

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Published by: Claire Robinson on Jun 07, 2011
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Dalli’s answer to Tremopoulos did not exactly
promise action, but it did suggest a willingness
to re-assess glyphosate on the basis of the new
evidence. Dalli said that the existing approval
of glyphosate could be reconsidered and,
“depending on the seriousness and urgency of
the matter,” it could be restricted or even banned.
Dalli said he would also consider reviewing the
current maximum residue levels (MRLs) allowed
in soy.15

Dalli said a programme was under discussion
for re-examining those pesticides for which
the EU approval was soon to expire – “and this
programme includes glyphosate”.16

Pesticides
approved for use in the EU are reviewed every ten
years. Glyphosate was last reviewed in 2002,17
so the next review would normally be expected
in 2012.18

But Dalli’s response to Tremopoulos
suggested that in light of the new evidence, more
immediate action could be taken.19
Dalli asked the German government to examine
Carrasco’s study and report back on whether it
refected real-life exposure levels. Germany was
given this task because it is the “rapporteur”
member state for glyphosate, responsible for
liaising between the industry applicants for the
pesticide’s approval, member states, and the EU
Commission.

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