"Such a ban would ignore the overwhelming scientific assessments of competent authorities around the world that have determined for more than 40 years that glyphosate can be used safely," the German chemicals giant said.
Glyphosate is the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits Monsanto faces over claims it causes cancer. Concerns about glyphosate's safety emerged when a World Health Organization agency concluded in 2015 that it probably causes cancer. Bayer contests this.
(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Michelle Martin)