Austria first EU country to ban glyphosate

Austria first EU country to ban glyphosate

Austria became the first EU country to slap a total ban on the controversial weed-killer glyphosate, after a majority of MPs voted on Tuesday in favour of the ban in the name of the “precautionary principle.” The ban, judged by its opponents to be against European law, notably received the support of extreme-right party FPÖ. The weed-killer, produced by chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer, has faced a range of trials in the United States, accused there of being carcinogenic.

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Some 500 scientists discuss new particle accelerator

Some 500 scientists discuss new particle accelerator

Some 500 scientists, innovators and decision-makers are discussing a possible successor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator developed by the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN). The discussions are being held at the 5th edition of the Future Circular Collider Week (FCC Week), in Brussels, from 24 to 28 June. The new accelerator needs to be bigger and more powerful than the LHC – which still has a shelf life of 20 years – in order to obtain more information on the origin of the universe. It will have…

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