Press Release 06.07.2023

foodwatch on EFSA's glyphosate assessment: "Political decision must protect the health of consumers"

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today gave its assessment on the use of the herbicide glyphosate. Jörg Rohwedder, Executive Director from foodwatch International explains:

"Even after EFSA's assessment, the contrary evaluation of the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans", is still in the air. If the scientific evidence does not provide clear answers, a political decision must be taken to protect the health of consumers - and as long as the evidence of potential cancer risks has not been refuted, only one decision is conceivable: The European Commission must take the precautionary principle into account and withdraw glyphosate's approval."

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