Herbicide in UK Law

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  • The glyphosate saga and the fading democratic legitimacy of European Union risk regulation
    • Nbr. 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...
    ...... article, the first and third requests are most relevant: 32 the campaigners respectively asked the Commission ‘to ban glyphosate-based herbicides, exposure to which has been linked to cancer in humans and has led to ecosystems degradation’, and ‘to set EU-wide mandatory reduc- tion targets ......
  • Will Biotechnology Feed the World's Hungry?
    • Nbr. 56-4, December 2001
    • International Journal
    ......, when farming began to 'industrialize'; on-farm inputs were replaced by purchased seed, machinery, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and services. Each successive adjustment improved the productivity and net output of the farm sector and ulti- mately reduced the ......
  • On robots as genetically modified invasive species
    • Nbr. 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 ......
  • Case C-616/17 Blaise and Others: The precautionary principle and its role in judicial review – Glyphosate and the regulatory framework for pesticides
    • Nbr. 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 active substance with other co-formulants, like the glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup, have to be authorized 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 feature a ......
  • 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 variants ......
  • 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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