Herbicide in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Wormell v R.HM Agriculture (East) Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 Mayo 1987
    ... ... oats in wheat and barley", and describes it as a weedkiller; it gives its contents, and says that it is "for use only as an agricultural herbicide". There are instructions on both the sides and on the back of the canister; they go into considerable detail on many points, and I do not need to ... ...
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Books & Journal Articles
  • The glyphosate saga and the fading democratic legitimacy of European Union risk regulation
    • No. 25-5, October 2018
    • Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
    This article endeavours to explore the glyphosate saga through the prism of a socially acceptable risk approach to the governance of public health and environmental risks in the European Union. Aft...
    ... ... Glyphosate has herbicide features, and is thus used as an active substance in herb icide products – most famously, Monsanto’s ubiquitous ‘Roundup’, 41 Dow ... ...
  • On robots as genetically modified invasive species
    • No. 12-2, May 2014
    • Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
    • 122-132
    Purpose: – This paper aims to explore similarities and differences between robots, invasive biological species, and genetically modified organisms. These comparisons are designed to better understa...
    ... ... For instance, one of the major motivations of using GMO plants is to simplifyweed control. By using a GMO plant that resists a particular herbicide, farmers hope tokill all plants except the GMO plant with a single dose of the herbicide. However, overtime, weeds that are also resistant to the ... ...
  • Will Biotechnology Feed the World's Hungry?
    • No. 56-4, December 2001
    • International Journal
    ... ... In addition to insect resistance and herbicide tolerance, yield-enhancing traits cur- rently being field-tested include virus and disease-resistance and toler- ance to adverse ... ...
  • Case C-616/17 Blaise and Others: The precautionary principle and its role in judicial review – Glyphosate and the regulatory framework for pesticides
    • No. 27-4, August 2020
    • Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
    The approval renewal of glyphosate as an active substance for pesticides in the EU has also kept the Court of Justice occupied. Within this line of case law, the Blaise case is the most recent one....
    ... ... protection products, that is, the commercial formulation of the activesubstance with other co-formulants, like the glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup, have to beauthorized in the Member States.This reference for a preliminary ruling originates in the Criminal Court of Foix (France), as ... ...
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Putting ‘Broccoli' Into Practice
    • Mondaq UK
    ...In T 915/10, the Examining Division considered the following claim: ... "A method for producing a soybean plant tolerant to glyphosate herbicide comprising introducing into the genome of said plant event MON89788." ... The Examining Division held that the claim included as an implicit ... ...
  • EPA Decision Regarding Glyphosate And Cancer
    • Mondaq UK
    ...On April 30, 2019 the Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release regarding the ability of the herbicide glyphosate to cause cancer in humans. In its release, the EPA stated that glyphosate "does not pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans." Its decision is ... ...
  • Biotech patents - Cutting the scope of protection
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ... ... This DNA sequence makes soybean plants resistant to the Roundup Ready herbicide, allowing farmers to use high levels of herbicide to produce greater yields ... The patent covers DNA sequences encoding a class of enzyme ... ...
  • ECJ Offers Further Guidance On Compulsory Insurance Regime
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... The case involved an employee of a vineyard spraying herbicide. A tractor was stationary nearby and left with the engine running, powering the spray device used to administer the herbicide. A landslip occurred, ... ...
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  • Chapter CIRD61250
    • HMRC guidance manuals collection
    ... ... Before they can re-develop the site they have to remove contamination due to spillages of a now banned chemical herbicide ... B Ltd can claim Land Remediation Relief because the chemical contamination caused to the land is a consequence of the agricultural industry ... ...
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