You may have seen the headlines about two recent USA Court verdicts awarding multi million-dollar lawsuits to two men claiming glyphosate caused their Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Monsanto, an American agrochemical and agricultural biotech corporation, are the owners of Roundup weed killer. The company has been involved in to separate multimillion-dollar lawsuits related to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
But does Roundup cause cancer? At present, there’s conflicting evidence and beliefs around the matter. In this article, we’ll uncover some of the statements made by government bodies and agencies.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that glyphosate, the chemical used in Roundup, is safe to use. The agency found it posed “no risks of concern” for people exposed to it on farms, in yards or along roadsides. And they claim there is no harm to people exposed to it from residue left on food crops. The EPA’s draft findings reaffirmed the evidence that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans”.
However, this is in stark contrast to a 2015 report from The International Agency for Research on Cancer. The report classified glyphosate as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. The agency said it relied on “limited” evidence from cancer found in humans and instead relied on “sufficient” evidence in cancer found in animals.
There’s conflicting evidence linking glyphosate and cancer. The US Environmental Protection Agency concluded that glyphosate is “not likely” a carcinogen. Yet the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified glyphosate as “possibly carcinogenic”.
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