The European Parliament has called on the Commission to review the decision to authorize the import of GMOs resistant to glyphosateHe is about to end up run over, his mother saves him
The European Parliament has opposed the European Commission's provision to authorize the import of three herbicide-resistant GMO products containing glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium.
With three non-binding resolutions, the European Parliament called on the European Commission to withdraw the decision with which the import of genetically modified varieties of cotton, corn and soybeans to resist pesticides.
The decision was taken yesterday by a majority of parliamentarians, after evaluating the numerous studies that show an increase in the use of herbicides as a consequence of the cultivation of GMO plants.
Since genetically modified varieties tolerate ammonium glyphosate and glufosinate, crops can be exposed to repeated doses without taking damage by wearing a higher amount of pesticide residues in the crop.
This would constitute a human health problem, since exposure to glyphosate even at low doses can cause serious diseases, including cancer.
Parliament also criticized the Commission for continuing to authorize the import of imported genetically modified products despite the objections from member states and deputies.
While not binding, Resolutions oblige the Commission to review its decision taking into account the position expressed by Parliament and informing Members of any changes made.
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