CPA research found that Britons over the age of 50 believed the ban would impact their gardening
Gardeners say they could be forced to tend lawns by hand if glyphosate is outlawed.
And experts claim UK councils would need to find tens of millions of pounds to tackle menaces like knotweed, hogweed, bindweed and black grass.
Glyphosate has been the key component of weed killers for more than 40 years but the European Commission is due to vote on whether to renew its licence later this month.
There is currently no other viable alternative with experts predicting far-reaching consequences if the substance is removed from sale.
Sarah Mukherjee, of the Crop Protection Association, said: “Every independent scientific study into glyphosate has found it is safe for consumers, including the EU’s own European Chemicals Agency and European Food Safety Authority.
The European Commission is due to decide whether or not to remove the glyphosate license
The EU should not be trusted to legislate on behalf of the UK
Steven Woolf, MEP
“Banning the use of glyphosate would be contrary to the science and cause particular problems for older gardeners who rely on this safe and effective tool to help them create and maintain a beautiful garden, simply because of political pressure from activists.”
A report by Oxford Economics estimated UK farming output will fall by nearly £1bn leading to a loss in taxes of £193million – enough to fund 7,000 new nurses.
Meanwhile, councils would need to find an additional £228million to tackle roadside weeds.
It has been suggested that glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used herbicide, is so widely used it can be detected in bread, urine and even breast milk.
A million people signed a petition to end glyphosate usage in the UK
In 2015, the World Health Organisation said it “probably” caused cancer.
Yet other organisations, including the US Environmental Protection Agency, said it probably did not.
A ban is backed by the Green lobby and BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham.
Professor John Moverley of the Amenity Forum which promotes best practice in pesticide use, said: “At a time when local authorities are faced with acute budget pressures, it is important that decisions are based upon science and evidence.
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“Nobody working in the professional amenity sector would wish to do anything to endanger public health and safety and always makes use of all options available.
“Any weedkiller coming to market undertakes rigorous testing before it is released and during its use.”
It is estimated that 2.2million hectares of British farmland is treated with glysophate.
A ban would reduce cereal crops by 15 per cent, wheat by 20 per cent and rape seed by 37 per cent.
Glyphosate has been a permanent fixture in mass-selling sprayable weedkillers for decades with the European Chemicals Agency and European Food Safety Authority ruling it is safe to use.
The EU commission has recently launched a debate into its safety
However, the European Commission launched a debate into its safety after receiving a petition signed by a million people.
It has been spear-headedby European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.
An EC spokesman said yesterday: “Commissioner [Vytenis] Andriukaitis has informed the EU ministers the Commission has no intention to reapprove glyphosate without the support of a qualified majority of member states.”
The current approval of glyphosate expires on December 15.
The vote on the proposal to renew the approval of glyphosate for 10 years is scheduled for October 25.
Research carried out by the CPA showed many Britons over the age of 50 believed a ban would “impact their ability to garden”.
Around half of the 2,000 who took part in a survey said they currently use a sprayable weed killer. And 67 per cent said weeds are an issue in their gardens.
Independent Steven Woolfe MEP said: “The EU, which is built on a severely undemocratic model, should not be trusted to legislate on behalf of the UK.
"While this debate is important nonetheless, it should be the democratically elected UK parliament which legislates on our behalf, not an alien bureaucracy based in Brussels. This is why people voted for Brexit.”
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