Wednesday, July 6, 2022

My Daily Digest: April 30, 2021

Glyphosate rears its head – again News that the Environmental Protection Authority wants information on glyphosate use in New Zealand hasn’t gone down too well with some in the sector.

The EPA’s current advice is that it’s safe to use, but many other nations are reconsidering this stance. 

That may in fact be part of the reason why the New Zealand watchdog is acting now.

If the European Union, for example, were to ban it, glyphosate use might come up in trade talks or they might recoil from importing food that has been in contact with it.

Japan has already flagged some NZ honey that had very low traces of the weedkiller.

At this stage it’s still a fact-finding mission and it’s probably useful to know as much as possible in advance of any discussions where its use comes up.


Bryan Gibson


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