main banner
You are here: Home page » News » Members’ news

FNE – Brussels should bury this herbicide

France Nature Environnement (FNE) continues to call on Member States and France in particular to vote against the reauthorisation of glyphosate.

For Denez L’Hostis, President of FNE: "The European institutions must serve the general interest and prohibit this dangerous chemical for the environment and human health, and not give in once more the weight of the lobbies."

Fifty Members of the European Parliament recently commissioned a urine test with results that are chilling: while all MEPs had a high content of glyphosate in their urine, some results exceeded 35 times the threshold of water.

FNE highlights in its press release that there are numerous alternatives to herbicides. Agro-ecology is a full of solutions that should be widely available. The use of herbicides can also be replaced by tillage and mechanical weeding.

Download this press release in PDF format (French) here

Originally posted on 26 May 2016

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »

Members

HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

Contact us

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
28 Boulevard Charlemagne
B1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 234 3640
Fax: +32 2 234 3649
E-mail: info@env-health.org
Press: Diana Smith

Direct telephone numbers: HEAL team page.

HEAL website privacy policy