Glyphosate: Harmless Tool or Sneaky Poison?


On Wednesday, May 10, 2017,  the  possible negative effect on human health of the famous herbicide, glyphosate, was debated by leading experts at a public meeting in the European Parliament Building in Brussels.



The meeting was organised by:

  • Pavel Poc, Vice-Chair of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament,
  • the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), and
  • the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN).

The interesting lecture programme with  links to slides is shown below:

14:50      Pavel Drašar, UCT Prague, ECTN President and EuCheMS Executive Board MemberCurrent Controversy in the Case of Glyphosate

15:05      Tim Bowmer, European Chemical Agency, Chair of the Risk Assessment CommitteeCommittee for Risk Assessment’s Assessment of Glyphosate

15:20      Silvia Lacorte, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research – CSIC – Exposure to Glyphosate: Should We Worry?

15:35      John Coggins, University of GlasgowGlyphosate – An Enzymologist’s Perspective

15:50      Kathryn Z. Guyton, International Agency for Research on CancerThe Carcinogenicity of Glyphosate

16:10      Jack Heinemann, University of Canterbury, New Zealand – Herbicides Induce Multiple Antibiotic Resistance in Human Pathogens (Videomessage)

16:15      Tore Midtvedt, Karolinska Institutet – Glyphosate and Eco-Toxicological Consequences

16:30      Peter Clausing, PAN GermanyCarcinogenicity of Glyphosate and the “Weight of Evidence Approach”

16:45       Helmut Burtscher-Schaden, GLOBAL 2000 / Friends of the Earth Austria – Glyphosate and Cancer: Buying Science

17:00      Michael Antoniou, King’s College London – Roundup Causes Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

17:15      Hartmut Frank, University Bayreuth, Editor “Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry”, Chair and Founder of the EuCheMS Working Party on Ethics in Chemistry – Do Chemists/Scientists Need to Understand Ethics?

At the EuCheMS website video records are also available.

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