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.
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)
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