GTF: WHO Body Concludes That Glyphosate is Unlikely to Pose a Carcinogenic Risk
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
The extraordinary meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR), held in Geneva from 9-13 May, has concluded that glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet.”
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Glyphosate use in fruit, olive and nut groves reduces weed growth that competes with trees for water and makes it harder to harvest the crops. (Photo: Business Wire)
Glyphosate was scheduled for re-evaluation at the 2016 extraordinary meeting of the JMPR, based on recommendations of the JMPR 2015.
Richard Garnett, the chair of the Glyphosate Task force (GTF), said: “The GTF is not surprised that the JMPR has provided a review and conclusion that confirms the many previous assessments of glyphosate by regulatory agencies around the world.”
In the summary, published today, the JMPR concludes that glyphosate presents a very low acute toxicity and that glyphosate is not associated with genotoxic effects in an overwhelming majority of studies conducted in mammals. The summary concludes that glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet.
“As the GTF we welcome the constant reviews of glyphosate and reiterate that a high level scrutiny only contributes to higher protection for consumers and operators,” said Garnett.
About the GTF:
The European Glyphosate Task Force (GTF) is a consortium of companies joining resources and efforts in order to renew the European glyphosate registration with a joint submission. This consortium is not to be considered a legal entity. The following companies are confirmed member of the GTF: ADAMA Agan Ltd., Agria S.A., Agro Trade GmbH, Albaugh UK Limited, Arysta Lifesciences SAS, Barclay Chemicals (Manufacturing) Ltd., Brokden SL, Bros Spolka Jawna B. P. Miranowscy, Cheminova A/S, Coromandel International Ltd, Dow AgroSciences LLC., EXCEL CROP CARE(Europe) NV, Helm AG, Industrias Afrasa S.A., Monsanto Europe S.A./N.V., Nufarm GmbH & Co KG, Rotam Agrochemical Europe Limited, Sapec Agro S.A., Sinon Corporation, Société Financière de Pontarlier, Syngenta Limited, United Phosphorus Ltd, Wynca UK Limited. For more information please see: www.glyphosate.eu
For Glyphosate Task Force
Claire MacCarrick, +353.086.411.7461