Glyphosate

Brekki combines oats with buckwheat groats, flax and chia seeds, almond milk, plus nuts and spices for an on-the-go version of overnight oats.

Brekki wants oats to be easy, delicious and glyphosate-free

By Kristine Sherred

The California company's refrigerated line of overnight oats in a cup – in flavors like Coconut & Cardamom and Coconut & Cacao – aims to shift the narrative away from bars, educating consumers about a potentially harmful chemical along the...

MEPs have voted to re-authorise the controversial pesticide glyphosate for another seven years in the EU. © iStock

MEPs give glyphosate green light – with caveats

By David Burrows

The European Parliament has voted in favour of re-authorising the use of glyphosate – the weedkiller that almost two thirds of consumers want to see banned - but have limited this approval to seven years.

 A commission source said member states focused in particular on the safety issue of co-formulants and tallowamines during the committee discussion. © iStock / Mihajlo Maricic

EU delays glyphosate decision amid cancer concerns

By Niamh Michail

The European Commission delayed making a decision on glyphosate yesterday as four member states, including the EU Presidency-holding Netherlands, said they would vote against renewing Monsanto's licence, leaving campaigners claiming a temporary victory. 

Glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, says EFSA

Glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, says EFSA

By Niamh Michail

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that glyphosate, a herbicide used on food crops, is unlikely to cause cancer and recommends raising safety levels.