Comments on: Brussels government takes Commission to EU court over glyphosate https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/brussels-government-takes-commission-to-eu-court-over-glyphosate/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 04:15:38 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Salvia Sclarea https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/brussels-government-takes-commission-to-eu-court-over-glyphosate/#comment-333581 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:56:34 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1221091#comment-333581 Scientific evidence, a proven risk, is necessary for PREVENTION. The precautionary principle applies when extensive scientific knowledge on potential threats is lacking, as it is the case with glyphosate. Art. 15 of the CBD: “Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall be not used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.” This also applies for health issues.

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