Huitema: "Some decisions in Europe take a lot of time and effort. Take for example allowing crop protection agents. There is a special decision-making process for this in the EU that makes sure all evidence is considered and everyone is heard. It is the same for glyphosate. This is one of the most commonly used weedkillers in the world. The scientific authorities in the European Union looked at this carefully. They concluded that glyphosate isn't carcinogenic. Politics, however, completely hijacked the discussion.
It is good to look at alternatives and ways to use less crop protection agents, such as precision agriculture. But completely banning glyphosate is complete nonsense. I don't think we should give up on our faith in science. I will continue to fight this, it's a matter of common sense."
Source: Jan Huitema Facebook page