Glyphosate: call to the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Glyphosate – Need for a robust and credible scientific assessment of carcinogenicity

European NGOs joined forces and sent a letter to the Health Commissioner Andriukaitis last Friday asking for an immediate ban of glyphosate.; need for a robust and credible scientific assessment of carcinogenicity.

Organisations across ‪‎Europe‬ have called on the European Commission to adopt the precautionary principle and ban the use of ‪‎glyphosate‬ due to its potential to cause ‪‎cancer‬.

The Commission has a responsibility to protect its citizens from the potential harm that pesticides can cause and given the scientific lack of consensus that glyphosate is not harmful and the recent WHO classification of glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen it is in the interests of the citizens of Europe that its use be stopped with immediate effect.

Read the letter which has been sent to the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety: Glyphosate – Need for a robust and credible scientific assessment of carcinogenicity, pan-europe PDF. 29 October 2015.

Read UK charity call for partial glyphosate ban and more research on its carcinogenicity.

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