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Glyphosate Task Force laments extreme politicisation of EU ...

The  proposal of the Commission  to extend the current approval period of Glyphosate by another 18 months was not supported by a sufficient number of Member States at the Standing Committee meeting on June 6th.The indecision among Member States and the need for an extension are highly regrettable and a sad sign of how politically charged the ...

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Initial ECHA proposal confirms that carcinogenicity ...

The initial proposal confirms once more that glyphosate is NOT carcinogenic, stating that “based on the epidemiological data as well as on data from long-term studies in rats and mice, taking a weight of evidence approach, no hazard classification for carcinogenicity is warranted for glyphosate according to the CLP criteria.”

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GTF responds to proposal to extend current approval of ...

The Glyphosate Task Force values ongoing efforts by the European Commission to resolve the current impasse around the re-approval of glyphosate at EU level. However, it is highly regrettable that Member States have failed to reach agreement on a renewed approval. This is despite the outcome of comprehensive scientific evaluations which clearly conclude that ...

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WHO body concludes that glyphosate is unlikely to pose a ...

The extraordinary meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) held in Geneva on the 9-13 May, has concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet. Richard Garnett, the chair of the Glyphosate Task force (GTF) said “The GTF is not surprised that the JMPR has provided a ...

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What is glyphosate?
Glyphosate is one of the most widely used broad-spectrum ...

History of glyphosate
The molecule “glyphosate” was already ...

How is glyphosate used?
Glyphosate is used to control a variety of plants in ...