Bavarian Minister Kills Germany’s Grand Coalition On Glyphosate

  • Date: 28/11/17
  • Dirk Maxeiner, Achse des Guten

German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt (CSU) and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)

Politics is largely the art of playing with boundaries. A good example of this was provided by German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt (CSU). In Brussels yesterday he voted to extend the approval of the plant protection product glyphosate by five years. Eighteen of the 28 EU countries voted in favor of a proposal by the EU Commission, nine states voted against, and one abstained. According to information from inside the EU, Germany voted for the extension – unlike in votes before. The EU Commission now wants to implement the decision quickly. This is a highly symbolic decision.

Background: The ecological-industrial complex in Germany wanted to use the prohibition of Glyphosate — a difficult to replace product in modern agriculture — as a lever to bring about another “Wende” (turnaround): the “Agrarwende”

Translation: GWPF

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