EPA Says Glyphosate Likely Not Carcinogenic

Reuters writer¬†P.J. Huffstutter reported on Friday that, “Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co’s Roundup herbicide, is not likely carcinogenic to humans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday as it outlined its current position on the controversial chemical.”

The article noted that, “The EPA’s ‘proposed‘ position on glyphosate was outlined in a 227-page paper it published on the regulations.gov website, which the EPA manages.

“After reviewing the available data, the paper states, ‘The strongest support is for ‘not likely to be carcinogenic to humans’ at doses relevant to human health risk assessment.'”

Ms. Huffstutter added that, “The EPA said on Friday that it expects to publish its final assessment of glyphosate in the spring of 2017. Previously, the agency had said the review could be done by the end of this year.”

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