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EU votes to extend weed-killer glyphosate licence for five years
November 27, 2017 / 2:44 PM / 20 days ago

EU votes to extend weed-killer glyphosate licence for five years

BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - EU countries voted on Monday in favour of renewing for five years the licence of weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s top-selling Roundup.

The European Commission said in a statement that 18 countries had backed its proposal, with nine voting against and one abstaining. (Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)

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