The EU authority Efsa has to publish studies which examine the risk of cancer of glyphosate. Non-governmental organisations have Long been demanding that these analyses are open to the public. The Efsa - the European food safety authority had refused and, above all, with the business secret of the glyphosate manufacturer argues. So they came before the General court of the European Union (PDF).
information about the environmental emissions are more important than business interests, the judges said. The Efsa may turn to the European court of justice. In this case, two so-called toxicity studies. The Efsa came to the conclusion that glyphosate, for humans, cancer is likely to be worrying.
the European Parliament has Recently called for, to make glyphosate-studies available to the public. However, the members can decide, without the member States in the matter. A European citizens ' initiative for a ban on glyphosate has collected more than a Million signatures. In November 2017, the EU countries had decided to extend the authorisation of glyphosate in Europe for five years.