October 7, 2022

Institute for Health Impact Review of Glyphosate after Court Order

Roundup, a Bayer herbicide, is for sale in California, USA

By Jonathan Stempel

(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday ordered a federal appeals court to re-evaluate whether glyphosate, an active ingredient in Bayer’s round herbicide, poses a risk to humans and the environment.

A federal court has agreed with several environmental and food safety committees that the EPA does not adequately consider cancer risks and risk to organisms.

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The process began in January 2020 after the company re-approved the use of glyphosate.

Bayer’s Monsanto faction, which forms the roundup, opposes groups challenging the agency’s re – approval.

Friday’s ruling does not preclude people from using roundabouts or similar products.

An EPA spokesman said the company would review the process.

Bayer said the EPA has conducted a “rigorous evaluation” of science for more than 40 years and the company will continue to conclude that glyphosate-based herbicides are safe and non-carcinogenic.

(Report by Jonathan Stempel in New York)