Environment & Energy Report

EPA Affirms No Public Health Risk Posed by Glyphosate

April 30, 2019, 7:55 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency found that glyphosate poses no risk to public health and is not a carcinogen, as long as it’s used in accordance with updated instructions, an interim registration review said.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient found in Bayer AG’s Roundup, the most popular herbicide on the market.

“Today’s proposed action includes new management measures that will help farmers use glyphosate in the most effective and efficient way possible, including pollinator protections,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement on April 30.

“We look forward to input from farmers and other stakeholders to ensure that the...

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