GRG Position on Scientific Topics

GRG Position on Scientific Topics

The Glyphosate Renewal Group (GRG) has submitted a 180,000-page dossier to the European Food Safety Authority for consideration by the Rapporteur Member State (RMS) Assessment Group on Glyphosate (AGG), consisting of France, Hungary, The Netherlands, and Sweden, seeking renewal of the active substance glyphosate.
The RMS has evaluated this dossier and released a consultation version of their assessment (the draft Renewal Assessment Report: dRAR).

As part of the GRG’s transparency commitment, we provide brief summaries of different elements of the dRAR, including indications of how the GRG is intending to respond to the topics raised by the RMS, where appropriate.

During the public consultation in the period of September – November 2021 Member States, registrants and the general public have commented on the dRAR for glyphosate. An additional information request was received from EFSA on 14th March, 2022 in accordance with Article 13 (3) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The GRG is providing updated summary documents in the area of toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental fate and residues, containing information pertinent to the risk assessment and building upon the transparency documents previously uploaded here.

GRG Position on Grass Residue Decline Data for Chronic Wild Mammal Risk Assessment

In the 2021 dRAR for glyphosate, the RMS requested that the grass residue decline data, used to refine the level of residues anticipated on dietary items for the chronic wild mammal risk assessment, may need to be re-assessed using current kinetics analysis approaches. The GRG performed a kinetics re-analysis of the data from 22 sets of grass residue trials on which the mean DT50 value of 2.8 days is based as presented in the EFSA (2015) conclusion on glyphosate.

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