The Sri Lankan government issued restrictions on the use of agricultural pesticides (including glyphosate) across a number of districts in Sri Lanka where Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology has affected a large number of individuals. We believe that Sri Lanka’s restriction on glyphosate in certain districts is unjustified and unnecessary ...
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A recent paper from the Justus Liebig University Giessen (Germany) has presented data that highlights the advantages of conservation tillage with the help of herbicides and in particular the role of glyphosate in sustainable agriculture.
The Glyphosate Task Force welcomes the finalisation of the assessment report of glyphosate by Germany, the rapporteur Member State appointed to review existing and new data relating to the human and environmental safety profile of glyphosate.
The German NGO BUND (Friends of the Earth) have presented a laboratory analysis today in which they have analyzed urine samples from 18 European countries looking for presence of glyphosate. There is however no information on how these samples were taken and no detail on possible dietary or operator exposure of the people from whom these samples were taken.
Schinasi and Leon performed a meta-analysis of 44 studies on the relationship between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and occupational exposure to 80 agricultural pesticide active ingredients, including glyphosate. The study claims that glyphosate exposure was positively associated with NHL, and particularly B cell lymphoma. However, this claim is not ...
A recent report entitled “Glyphosate testing report: Findings in American Mothers’ Breast Milk, Urine and Water” has caused concern in the US and has led to some groups calling for glyphosate to be banned. However, it is important to look closely at how this information was obtained and place its reported results in the appropriate context.