Deliberation topic: The Use of Glyphosate in Agriculture

Discussion prompts:

Glyphosate is usually used as a broad-spectrum weed killer in agricultural practices to increase farm-level yield. However, glyphosate is absorbed on plant leaves and subsequently on soil, negatively affecting biodiversity and contributing to climate
change. Glyphosate is currently approved in the EU until 15 December 2022. A 5-year authorisation was granted in November 2017, instead of the proposed 15 years. You may use the references listed below to create a more educated discussion.

Issue stances:

  • Withdrawal of glyphosate from agricultural practices and investment in alternative weed control strategies
  • Restrictive and regulated use of glyphosate in agriculture
  • No change in current practices and renewal of its use

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