October 25, 2017 / 12:10 PM / 2 years ago

France ready to accept 4-year glyphosate extension: spokesman

PARIS (Reuters) - France is prepared to accept a four-year license extension for controversial weedkiller glyphosate in order to reach a consensus among European Union countries, the government’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

France was in favor of a more limited three-year extension but could settle for a European Commission proposal of four years, Christophe Castaner told reporters during a readout on a weekly cabinet meeting.

EU countries earlier on Wednesday failed again to agree on a renewal for glyphosate, a widely used crop chemical that is the subject of fierce debate over its effects on health.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey, Writing by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Brian Love

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