In the interests of placing IARC’s conclusions in the appropriate context, the Glyphosate task Force wishes to highlight the clarification provided by IARC that the Monograph Programme does not constitute a risk assessment evaluation.
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States has published the results of its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Programme (EDSP). Results of the assessment indicate that glyphosate does not have endocrine disrupting properties.
The Glyphosate Task Force is disappointed by the Sri Lankan government's decision to ban the import and use of glyphosate. The GTF believes there is no scientific evidence to support this decision and the move will deny Sri Lanka’s farmers access to a key tool pivotal to increasing farm productivity.
A 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.
The Glyphosate Task Force (GTF) is aware that misleading press reports appeared recently in the German media regarding glyphosate residues in breast milk.
In order to guarantee the highest possible levels of safety, the EU approval process is designed to ensure that active substances are tested rigorously and that the studies conducted as part of the application procedure adhere to internationally agreed standards