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 Member – Current Controversy in the Case of Glyphosate
15:05 Tim Bowmer, European Chemical Agency, Chair of the Risk Assessment Committee – Committee 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 Glasgow – Glyphosate – An Enzymologist’s Perspective
15:50 Kathryn Z. Guyton, International Agency for Research on Cancer – The 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 Germany – Carcinogenicity 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.