Category Archives: glyphosate

The authorisation of glyphosate in Europe may be phased out

The present authorisation of the carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate in Europe expires on 1st July, 2016. The discussion between IARC and EFSA about the carcinogenicity of glyphosate has already been mentioned in the Newsblog from 17 November, 2015. The Europa Commission has proposed a 15-year renewal, and that was favoured by a majority of member countries, among others Denmark. However, the…
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Ongoing controversy about the carcinogenicity of glyphosate

Glyphosate eller N-(Phosphonomethyl)glycine On  March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, which is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, published its IARC Monographs Volume 112 with a cancer evaluation of, among others, glyphosate, the active component as various salts of very important herbicides  marketed and used under various trade names, such…
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