The EU did not vote as scheduled yesterday on whether to extend the license for the weed killer glyphosate.
The European Parliament said this week that they thought home use of the herbicide should be banned as of December 15th when its current license runs out. They also said permits for professional use of glyphosate should be renewed only until 2022 and banned thereafter.
France and Germany have big farming and chemical industries and have been opposing the proposed EU ban.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has said glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, but the UN’s food and Agriculture Organization disagrees.