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France rejects Commission proposal for five-year glyphosate extension

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France rejects Commission proposal for five-year glyphosate extension

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will not accept a five-year extension to the licence for weed-killer glyphosate as proposed by the European Commission on Friday, said an official in the French Prime Minister’s office. France was continuing to seek an extension “for a period that would not go beyond four years,” added the official. The Commision had proposed a five-year period after failing to secure enough backing for a 10-year licence renewal for glyphosate, a common weed-killer that has divided European Union countries over its potential effects on health.

(Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Writing by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)
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