Note preparée par Pr. Olivier De Schutter, ancien Rapporteur Spécial de l'ONU sur le droit à l'alimentation. Il copréside dorénavant le International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). Remerciements au Pr. Antoine Bailleux pour sa contribution.
On 27 November 2017, the EU Member States, acting by a qualified majority within the appeal committee of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, approved the proposal of the European Commission for an implementing regulation renewing the approval of the active substance glyphosate for a period of five years. The Implementing Regulation that the Commission is intent on adopting on 12 December 2017, on the basis of that authorization, should be immediately challenged before the Court of Justice of the European Union.