It's only “probably carcinogenic to humans“. 30 years of lies!
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – a “probable human carcinogen” in a move that will alarm the agrochemical industry and amateur gardeners.
Over 80% of genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide are engineered to be grown with the herbicide.
Glyphosate. What is it? It's a broad-spectrum non-selective herbicide widely used in the agriculture industry to control weeds from growing in the fields. It's used on farms that grow genetically modified crops…you know, the foods and ingredients which are contained in most of the non-organic food products you find on the shelves in the US and Canada.
In March, 2015, 17 experts from 11 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC; Lyon, France) to assess the carcinogenicity of the organophosphate pesticides tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon, and glyphosate (table). These assessments will be published as volume 112 of the IARC Monographs.1 [Read more…]