Statement by the International Association for Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey on the use of Glyphosate.

In the discussion on re-registration of the effective herbicide, glyphosate, one significant effect has not, according to our opinion, been adequately considered: Glyphosate destroys all plant species, the basis of our insect world and all organisms that are dependent on the food chains of these organisms. We are on the way to a silent spring because the richness of species that have developed along-side agriculture for millennia risks being widely destroyed by increasing use of this herbicide.