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.
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.
How do we know our food is fairly and sustainably produced, and safe to eat? European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis talks to DW about glyphosate, food waste and animal welfare.
Belgian fries, whose preparation can lead to high levels of possibly cancer-causing acrylamide, will not be subject to new EU restrictions. But food safety advocates say the risk can be avoided without harming flavor.
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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