WHO Declares that Glyphosate Herbicides Probably Cause Cancer

Posted on Mar 21 2015 - 6:42am by Sustainable Pulse

The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – a “probable human carcinogen” in a move that will alarm the agrochemical industry and amateur gardeners.

Source: GM WATCH

The assessment by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of glyphosate, which is used in herbicides with estimated annual sales of USD 6 Billion, will be of special concern to Monsanto, the company that brought glyphosate to market under the trade name Roundup in the 1970s.

Over 80% of GM crops worldwide are engineered to be grown with the herbicide.

The IARC has no regulatory role and its decisions do not automatically lead to bans or restrictions, but campaigners are expected to use them to put pressure on regulators.

The IARC reached its decision based on the view of 17 experts from 11 countries, who met in Lyon, France, to assess the carcinogenicity of 5 organophosphate pesticides.

The IARC’s assessment of the 5 pesticides is published in the latest issue of The Lancet Oncology.

Europe is set to re-approve glyphosate this year.

The IARC assessment is here (register to gain free access):

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  1. Judith Vanpoelvoorde March 22, 2015 at 16:48 - Reply

    These are dangerous times that will change or defeat our future!

  2. Peggy March 24, 2015 at 04:55 - Reply

    Man oh Man, I’ve been screaming, yelling and pushing to get this Poison off our shelves! Pure toxic crap, and when you plan a home garden and pour/spray on the ground,,,YOU and your family are eating this too!
    Does Roundup Taste good to YOU?

    • aremvee July 8, 2015 at 06:14 - Reply

      Did you know that Roundup is so safe you can even drink it!!

      ..one time!

  3. Jon Abrahamson March 25, 2015 at 02:42 - Reply

    Scandal of Glyphosate Re-assessment in Europe

    European glyphosate reassessment is corrupt

    Glyphosate re-assessment in Europe is corrupt: Toxicology

  4. Dr David Hill June 21, 2015 at 13:20 - Reply

    The EU is being utterly corrupted by the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)and where EU politicians and bureaucrats are now creating a future killing health hazard on the altar of sheer corporate profits and nothing else.

    Indeed one leading health economist estimate is that these carcinogenic pesticides that the US has twisted the EU arm with the TTIP negotiations, will cost the EU 120,000,000,000 EURO a year, in future years, treating cancers, but where according to current cancer statistics, half will die – presently we have a 50/50 chance of survival or dying, taking all cancers into accounts.

    ‘Politicians are Allowing Corporations to Kill us – The TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is so evil that our political negotiators are now allowing ‘Cancer’ creating carcinogenic crop sprays to be used in the European Union’ – worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/politicians-are-allowing-corporations.html

    The EU is allowing in other words, the killing of its citizens and where very recently, it have been incorporated into EU Law (by allowing now these cancer creating pesticides to be used).

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