On a visit to Dublin this week, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis told the Irish Farmers Journal that he had secured the approval of fellow commissioners to seek the re-authorisation of glyphosate for 10 years.

“After a thorough assessment from the European Food Safety Authority, after a thorough assessment from the European Chemicals Agency, today we have clear scientific evidence that glyphosate is not carcinogenic, is not mutagenic, is not dangerous for reproductive health of people,” he said.