Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used weedkiller. The World Health Organization identifies it as a “probable carcinogen.”
The Environmental Protection Agency is currently reviewing the evidence.
The herbicide glyphosate is back on the agenda in Brussels. Now the Europea Commission wants member states to be decisive - should the licence for the controversial chemical be renewed? Campaigners are dead against it.
Californian regulators have decided that the popular weed killer Roundup must be sold with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer. It is the first state in the US to do so.
The widely used weed killer glyphosate does not cause cancer, according to a controversial EU assessment. It's still highly toxic for biodiversity and should be banned, says Karl Bär of the Munich Environment Institute.
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