Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used weedkiller. The World Health Organization identifies it as a “probable carcinogen.”
The Environmental Protection Agency is currently reviewing the evidence.
An NGO says 90 percent of EU tests determining which pesticides are safe come from the industry. But critics say the campaigners are distorting data to whip up panic.
Around 33,000 people and 100 tractors took part in the march through the capital. Protesters' demands included banning a controversial weed killer and redirecting European subsidies to ethical farmers.
The European Commission has extended the license of the controversial herbicide glyphosate for another five years. The decision has been delayed for weeks because EU countries couldn’t come to an agreement.
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