THE EUROPEAN Court of Justice has damaged Monsanto's case at the High Court, in London, where it is claiming that UK regulations break European law by failing to insist that rival firms provide up-do-date information about the effect of glyphosate herbicides, when applying for market approvals.

Monsanto invented the herbicide ingredient and obtained its first British marketing authorisation for a glyphosate-based herbicide in 1974; to obtain it, the company had to submit environmental and health data to the UK Pesticides Safety ...

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