Hutchinsons objective is to provide the highest standards of independent agronomic advice to farmers and growers together with the efficient supply of a complete range of agronomic inputs.

Hutchinsons is Campaigning for Glyphosate Re-registration

Hutchinsons is writing to growers to update them on the current position regarding the registration of glyphosate and to ask for their active support in lobbying their local MP and MEPs.

Why are we writing to growers now?

There has been much in the press and social media from the NGOs (non-governmental organisations) who wish to ban glyphosate. A European Citizens’ Initiative, available to see on the European Commission website is aiming to raise over a million signatures. The objective of this initiative is “to call on the European Commission to propose to member states a ban on glyphosate, to reform the pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use.”

As growers and advisors, we believe we should stand together and campaign positively for the re-approval of glyphosate. On careful risk based assessments, it has been clearly demonstrated to have had no known issues for over 35 years.

It is an essential component of maintaining a sustainable farming industry, whilst minimising the impact on the environment. Hutchinsons, along with fellow distributor businesses, as part of the AIC (Agricultural Industries Confederation) are campaigning to support a scientifically based risk assessment of glyphosate.

How can you help?

What next?

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