GMO news related to Netherlands

20.12.2012 |

Dutch Parliament moves against glyphosate, citing evidence in Earth Open Source report

In September 2011 a Green Member of the Dutch Parliament, Rik Grashoff, put forward a Parliamentary motion proposing a ban on the “commercial use” of Roundup outside agriculture. In the motion, Grashoff cited evidence presented in Earth Open Source’s report, “Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?“. [...] Grashoff’s proposal has been watered down and has been made part of the Dutch national pesticide action plan which says they want to stop local communities from using it on pavements and streets by 2018. But the proposed ban on sales to non-professional users was dropped.