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glyphosate

(glī-fŏs′āt) [gly(cine) + phos(ph)ate]
A water-soluble, broad-spectrum herbicide commonly used in American agriculture. It is the active ingredient of several brand-name weed killers.

CAS Number: 1071-83-6. It is a suspected human health hazard.

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"Around that point of time, there was a decision made on a licence for glyphosate from the European Union to go until circa 2022.
I and my fellow cotton growers around the country applaud EPAs willingness to stand behind their science, and science of so many other groups, to assure the public that glyphosate does not pose a cancer risk.
The EPA considers labels warning glyphosate to cause cancer to "constitute a false and misleading statement," which is prohibited by federal law, Michael Goodis, director of the agency's registration division in its Office of Pesticide Programs, said in letters to companies explaining the EPA's stance.
Plaintiffs' lawyers have often argued based on a 2015 finding by World Health Organization arm IARC that classed glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic".
A report by the Environmental Working Group in June this year found that 21 oat-based cereal and snack products popular with children contained traces of glyphosate.
READ MORE: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/midlothian-council-suspends-the-use-of-weed-killer-1-4926978This called for the committee to continue to investigate alternatives to the use of glyphosate and phase out its use by the council as soon as an effective and cost-effective alternative weed control strategy was identified.
The EPA also proposed management measures to help farmers target pesticide sprays on intended pests, protect pollinators and reduce the problem of weeds becoming resistant to glyphosate.In Kenya, reputable scientists have backed the continued use of glyphosate-based products, insisting that they have no undue health risks, including cancer, to the Kenyan public.
"Or will they listen to the growing chorus of concerned consumers calling on General Mills and other companies to remove glyphosate from the cereals kids love to eat."
Because glyphosate interferes with an important enzyme found in plants and microorganisms, but not in animals, it long has been assumed to be nontoxic to animals, including humans and bees.
Bayer in late April asked the appeals court to throw out the judgment, saying there was "no evidence" glyphosate could cause cancer.
Bayer said that the contrast between today's verdict and EPA's conclusion that there are "no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate" could not be more stark.
Glyphosate is a chemical used by farmers to control weeds in the farm.