LARGEST AGRICULTURAL STUDY SHOWS NO LINK BETWEEN GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER

LARGEST AGRICULTURAL STUDY SHOWS NO LINK BETWEEN GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER

SAN JUAN, PR (December 18, 2017) –This past month of November, new findings from the U.S. Agricultural Health Study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute show no link between glyphosate and cancer. The article is available here: https://goo.gl/aSEdmz.

“The largest study on agricultural workers and health conclusively shows there is no link between glyphosate and cancer. This study has looked at 89,000 agricultural workers and spouses over 20 years, and the conclusion is crystal clear. Glyphosate does not cause cancer,” highlighted Scott Partridge, vice president of global strategy at Monsanto.

In evaluations spanning four decades, the overwhelming conclusion of experts worldwide – including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) – has been that glyphosate can be used safely. In fact, glyphosate safety is supported by one of the most extensive worldwide human health, crop residue and environmental databases ever compiled on a pesticide product. Like all pesticides, regulatory authorities around the world routinely review the latest safety data on glyphosate.

Also during the month of November, Member States and the European Commission met in the Appeals Committee and Members States voted by qualified majority to reauthorize the use of glyphosate in the European Union for a period of five (5) years.

This past month of October, John Acquavella, researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark, published another paper in the Critical Reviews in Toxicology Journal that shows no link between glyphosate and cancer. “The epidemiologic evidence does not support a causal relationship between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers,” said Acquavella to New Scientist Magazine. The article is available here: https://goo.gl/3bSVKK. The New Scientist story is also available here: https://goo.gl/QnNDYS.

For additional resources on Roundup® and glyphosate-based crop protection tools, we invite you to visit Monsanto.com/glyphosate.

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