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WHO body concludes that glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk

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.

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.

Richard Garnett, the chair of the Glyphosate Task force (GTF) said that “As GTF we welcome the constant reviews of glyphosate and reiterate that a high level scrutiny only contributes to higher protection of consumers and operators.”
 

More information:

JMPR Summary Report

Last update: 17 May 2016