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EPA Concludes Glyphosate Not Carcinogenic

Sept. 16, 2016, 10:50 PM

The EPA has concluded that glyphosate, the most widely used pesticide in the world and a blockbuster product for Monsanto and other chemical makers, is unlikely to cause cancer, according to documents it released Sept. 16.

The agency will be convening a meeting of independent scientists next month to review its evaluation of whether glyphosate does cause cancer in humans. In advance of that meeting, the EPA released a 227-page issue paper that summarizes all available research on the chemical, which is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. The EPA’s ultimate conclusion in that issue paper, which the ...