Use of Round Up but more especially its ingredient glyphosate is back in the spotlight as the European Union reviews its approval of the weedkiller. Our Environmental Protection Authority is calling for information on the use of glyphosate, by home gardeners, farmers, and councils in New Zealand since the 1970s. Glyphosate is found in 89 mixtures approved for use here. European conclusions are expected to be released in mid-2022. EPA general manager of hazardous substances Dr Chris Hill, says by calling for information on the chemical’s use now, the authority will be better prepared to assess the EU findings. Currently the EPA says products containing glyphosate are safe to use when all the rules around their use are followed which is in line with the current opinion in Australia, Canada, the EU and the US. The EPA says it has no evidence that risks from using glyphosate, have changed. However, the time was right to “take another look” at glyphosate.