European Citizens’ Initiative to Stop Glyphosate

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European Citizens’ Initiative to Stop Glyphosate

Health and environment groups across Europe have launched a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate.

Glyphosate - the most widely used weedkiller in Europe - is also known as Roundup, a Monsanto brand-name. In 2015, the World Health Organization’s specialised cancer agency categorized glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is currently working on a safety assessment.

A European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) demands that the European Commission propose legislation on matters for which the EU has competencies. In the coming months, HEAL and other campaigners across Europe will aim to collect at least one million signatures from Europeans and submit the petition before the Commission’s next move to renew, withdraw or extend the EU licence of glyphosate.

We 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. Protect our health, sign our petition today!


• You can sign the petition below this page.

• The official campaign website of the European Citizens’ Initiative to Stop Glyphosate can be found online here.

• Our joint campaign press release can be read online from here.

• A presentation by Génon K. Jensen, Executive Director, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) on the health impacts of glyphosate can be found online here.

Sign the petition!

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »


HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

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