The debate about the Monsanto-developed pesticide glyphosate, whose recent EU approval has caused political mayhem in Germany, has more to do with politics than science, EFSA's executive director says.
EU states renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years, in a surprise decision to break a long stalemate.
European Union fails to win approval from members to renew a five-year licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics say causes cancer.
In the peaceful vineyards of France's Bordeaux region, a potential EU crackdown on a popular weedkiller over cancer fears is adding to winemakers' worries.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a proposed 66-billion-dollar takeover of US agrochemical company Monsanto by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer over competition concerns.