glyphosate


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glyphosate:

see herbicideherbicide
, chemical compound that kills plants or inhibits their normal growth. A herbicide in a particular formulation and application can be described as selective or nonselective.
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glyphosate

[′glif·ə‚sāt]
(organic chemistry)
C3H8NO5P A white solid with a melting point of 200°C; slight solubility in water; used as a herbicide in postharvest treatment of crops.
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"Such a ban would ignore the overwhelming scientific assessments of competent authorities around the world that have determined for more than 40 years that glyphosate can be used safely," Bayer said.
He asked: "Could you tell me if we are working towards doing away with glyphosate?" Gordon McNeil, the council's director of Environment and Infrastructure, said: "We have undertaken a trial of a couple of other products.
Environmental Protection Agencys recent statement reaffirming glyphosate as a noncarcinogen, and that there are no risks to public health when used in accordance with its current label.
The EPA says its research shows the chemical poses no risks to public health and won't approve warning labels for glyphosate products, the AP reported.
Juries in several lower courts granted plaintiffs massive damages awards, although they were later reduced by judges and Bayer vowed to appeal -- saying the weight of scientific evidence is against glyphosate causing cancer when used appropriately.
"But most people in the UK will never be exposed to high levels of glyphosate and there's no good evidence that there's an increased risk for people exposed at low levels."
https://www.scotsman.com/subscriptions/While that same report acknowledged that in 2017 the European Chemicals Agency and the European Food Safety Authority both concluded that there is no evidence to link glyphosate to cancer in humans, an increasing number of public agencies have concluded that it is not worth the risk.
PUBLIC HEALTHSecondly, independent science-based regulatory agencies around the world have comprehensively evaluated glyphosate-based herbicides and found them safe to use in accordance with label directions.In its Glyphosate Proposed Interim Decision released in April, the US Environmental Protection Agency said "there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label instructions and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen".
A child would only need to eat a single 60 gram serving of food with a glyphosate level of 160 ppb to reach the maximum dose considered safe by EWG," said (https://www.ewg.org/release/new-round-ewg-tests-finds-more-children-s-cereals-tainted-monsanto-s-cancer-causing) the statement.
"We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure because, right now, the guidelines assume bees are not harmed by the herbicide.
Bayer, which acquired Roundup maker Monsanto for $63 billion last year, denies the allegations, saying decades of studies and regulatory approvals have shown glyphosate and Roundup to be safe for human use.
Environmental Protection Agency's interim registration review decision released just last month, the consensus among leading health regulators worldwide that glyphosate-based products can be used safely and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic, and the 40 years of extensive scientific research on which their favorable conclusions are based.