Four EU governments conclude glyphosate poses ‘no risk to human health’

A group of member states tasked with assessing the controversial weedkiller glyphosate as its EU licence comes up for renewal has concluded that it poses no risk to people, but campaigners say the findings contradict scientific evidence.

by Simon Pickstone
A French farmer sprays glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup 720, in Piace, northwestern France, April 2021. The EU is evaluating whether to reauthorise the controversial weedkiller. Photo: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images
A French farmer sprays glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup 720, in Piace, northwestern France, April 2021. The EU is evaluating whether to reauthorise the controversial weedkiller. Photo: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images

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