Glyphosate Renewal Group

What is the Glyphosate Renewal Group

The Glyphosate Renewal Group (GRG) is a collection of companies that seek the renewal of the EU authorisation of the active substance glyphosate in 2022 by joining resources and efforts to prepare a single dossier with all the scientific studies and information on the safety of glyphosate.

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GRG’s position: aspects of toxicology, environmental safety & the scientific re-evaluation of glyphosate in the EU

In the frame of the ongoing public consultation on the Assessment Group on Glyphosate’s recently released draft Renewal Assessment Report (dRAR) endpoints, risk assessment and proposed classification for glyphosate in Europe, the Glyphosate Renewal Group is transparently sharing its position on scientific aspects and the underlying database for the glyphosate re-evaluation. Details and position documents are accessible via this link.

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A Regulatory Milestone: the commenting period on the draft Renewal Assessment Report has begun 

As part of the regulatory process, today, 23 September, EFSA and ECHA opened 60-day public consultations on the draft Renewal Assessment Report (dRAR) for glyphosate.

Applicants, Member States, and the public, including all interested parties, would be invited to submit comments on the assessment report produced by the Assessment Group on Glyphosate (AGG). 
You can access the dRAR and take part in the public consultation via  EFSA and ECHA‘s websites.

You can consult our easy-to-follow step-by-step presentations on how to submit your comments via this link.

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What is Glyphosate?

What is Glyphosate

What is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a chemical substance contained in numerous non-selective herbicides developed to eliminate unwanted invasive plants (weeds). Products based on glyphosate are approved for use in agriculture, vegetation management, lawn & garden, on railways and more. Today, they are registered and marketed in more than 160 countries.

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01 Transparency

Studies, application, minutes of official meetings and more will be made available on this website to respond to the demand for greater transparency.

02 Authorisation Process

A robust process requiring thorough scientific scrutiny by multiple competent and expert entities, independent of industry, is at the basis of the EU authorisation to use glyphosate in herbicides

03 Environment & Biodiversity

Glyphosate-based herbicides provide simple, flexible and cost-effective weed control as glyphosate has been helping to remove invasive weeds for several years.

04 Safety

Glyphosate has undergone more thorough testing than almost any other chemical active substance used in pesticides. Those tests overwhelmingly conclude that glyphosate can be safely used for its intended uses.

05 Uses

Glyphosate is used to control a variety of unwanted invasive plants (weeds) mostly in agriculture and gardening, but also on grasslands, non-cultivated areas such as railway tracks and verges and in forestry.


Glyphosate in numbers

Glyphosate is the key active substance of the most widely used non-selective herbicides in the world because it combines proven effectiveness and safe use when used in accordance with the label instructions.



Maximum increase that EU farms could obtain using glyphosate safely when used in accordance with the label instructions (source)


Yield productivity

Maximum loss rapeseed, maize, barley and wheat would suffer without glyphosate (source)


Wheat export

From the EU to third countries that could be lost without the EU using glyphosate (source)

400 kg

Fruit & vegetables

A consumer weighing 80 kg may ingest up to 40 mg of glyphosate residues a day without any harm to health.  This corresponds to about 400 kg of fruits and vegetables per day.(source)

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