EPA Sets Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting on Glyphosate

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

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The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a scientific advisory panel meeting this fall to review the widely used herbicide glyphosate. However, the Federal Register notice of the meeting Tuesday offered no indication of whether the panel will consider the conclusions of an EPA assessment that found glyphosate poses no significant cancer risk.

The Progressive Farmer reports that the EPA has scheduled the meeting of a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act scientific advisory panel for October 18th through October 21st in Washington, D.C. The Federal Register notice mentions the conclusions of the International Agency for Research on Cancer in March 2015 that says glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The notice makes no mention of other studies that find the opposite. EPA posted and then removed from its website in May a final report that essentially cleared glyphosate. The agency said the report was posted inadvertently.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.