Germany has said that it will use all legal options to end the use of glyphosate-based weed-killers.
Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, said on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 that the federal environment agency would announce new conditions for the approval of pesticides.
“If other, perhaps even more damaging, pesticides are used instead of glyphosate, the environment won’t be any better off.
“So, we will demand new nature conservation requirements for the approval process of every pesticide that harms biodiversity,” Schulze said.
They also have not been shown to pose a significant risk to human health during normal use, although human deaths have been reported from deliberate ingestion of concentrated RoundUp.