EWRS meeting on glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most frequently used herbicide in the world and is registered in more than 130 countries. In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) identified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. The IARC evaluation created societal concern and political space beyond the scientific debate. Following a detailed toxicological and ecological risk assessment based on the most extensive and relevant datasets, the Commission reached the decision in 2017 to renew the glyphosate registration until the end of 2022.

Glyphosate has probably been exposed to more scrutiny and debate in the media and public perception than any other pesticide. However, few “what-if scenarios” exist for a prediction of possible consequences and challenges of a glyphosate ban for EU agriculture. Therefore, the EWRS within the framework of EWRS's social and scientific responsibilities decided to organize a dedicated workshop to discuss agronomical, social and economic aspects of scenarios hypothesizing a total ban on glyphosate and analyzing if producers and agronomists/weed scientists are ready for this challenge. 

The expert meeting will take place from 2-4 September 2020 at the campus of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague - Suchdol (Czech Republic), which is located in the close proximity of the Prague airport.

More information can be downloaded HERE.