U.S. EPA: WHO is wrong, glyphosate not likely to be carcinogenicStaff Writer | December 21, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling weed killer Roundup, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, contradicting a World Health Organization panel.
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For more than 40 years, farmers have applied glyphosate to crops, most recently as they have cultivated genetically modified corn and soybeans. Roundup is also sprayed on residential lawns and golf courses.
The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, fueled concerns about health risks when it said in 2015 that glyphosate was "probably carcinogenic." ■