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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