Addendum




Slovenia

(8 MEPs displayed)

Objection pursuant to Rule 106: genetically modified cotton GHB614 × LLCotton25 × MON 15985
B8-0076/2019:


Franc
BOGOVIČ
 (absent)
Tanja
FAJON
 (absent)
Alojz
PETERLE
 FOR
Romana
TOMC
 FOR
Ivo
VAJGL
 FOR (+) Application of the complementary herbicides, in this case glyphosate and glufosinate, is part of regular agricultural practice in the cultivation of herbicide-resistant plants and it can therefore be expected that they will be exposed to both higher and repeated doses, which will not only lead to a higher burden of residues in the harvest, and therefore in the imported product, but may also influence the composition of the GM plant and its characteristics. The use of glufosinate is no longer permitted in the Union since 1 August 2018, as it has been classified as toxic to reproduction and thus falls under the cut-off criteria set out in Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. However, questions remain concerning the carcinogenicity of glyphosate. EFSA concluded in November 2015 that glyphosate was unlikely to be carcinogenic and the European Chemicals Agency concluded in March 2017 that no classification was warranted. On the contrary, in 2015 the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen for humans. I voted in favour because I believe that the draft Commission implementing decision exceeds the implementing powers provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.
Milan
ZVER
 FOR
Igor
ŠOLTES
 (absent)
Patricija
ŠULIN
 FOR