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Vote on glyphosate ban delayed

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By Euronews
Vote on glyphosate ban delayed

<p>EU countries have failed on to vote on a licence extension for the weedkiller glyphosate.</p> <p>It’s an ingredient in the company Monsanto’s top-selling product, Roundup, which came under fire after the World Health Organization’s cancer agency found in 2015 that it was a substance that probably causes<br /> cancer. But the European Chemical Agency later concluded that there was no evidence of a link.</p> <p>Weedkillers containing glyphosate have been in use for more than 40 years. Many farmers fear a ban would put them at a competitive disadvantage or not being able to grow some crops at all.</p> <p>But campaign group Greenpeace, have questioned the methodology of the studies which concluded glyphosate was safe and says there are other farming methods, including crop rotation, to reduce weeds.</p>