The Environmental Protection Agency postponed this week’s Scientific Advisory Panel meeting regarding glyphosate because the agency says it needs more expertise in epidemiology. The EPA says the meeting will be rescheduled for later this year. EPA postponed the meeting due to a lack of “the availability of experts.” According to a statement, EPA says “ the agency believes that additional expertise in epidemiology will benefit the panel and allow for a more robust review of the data.” Agri-Pulse reports that in a brief response, Monsanto cited a recent EPA document that said evidence strongly supports the conclusion that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans. Monsanto says the conclusion is “based on the overwhelming weight of evidence.” The review comes after a division of the World Health Organization last year claimed glyphosate was probably carcinogenic to humans. However, many studies have since denied that claim.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.