Glyphosate is sprayed on to a field© Tim Scrivener
European scientists have given controversial weedkiller glyphosate a clean bill of health, rejecting any suggestions it can cause cancer. The opinion was issued by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Finland on Wednesday (15 March), and adds weight to calls to renew the product’s EU licence for another 15 years. According to its Risk Assessment Committee (RAC), “the available scientific evidence does not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction”. […]
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