Scientists take aim at UN research agency over glyphosate

The agency’s report claiming the chemical probably was carcinogenic contradicted studies by Health Canada and U.S. experts

The vicious fight over the safety of glyphosate has become even nastier. In late October, 10 scientists who specialize in toxicology, pharmacology, genetics and related fields publicly slammed the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The authors wrote in the Journal of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and […] Read more


Scientists take aim at UN research agency over glyphosate

The vicious fight over the safety of glyphosate has become even nastier. In late October, 10 scientists who specialize in toxicology, pharmacology, genetics and related fields publicly slammed the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The authors wrote in the journal of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and […] Read more


Latest study finds glyphosate not cancer-causing

Yet another study is refuting the idea that glyphosate causes cancer. In a paper published online in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, four independent panels of experts looked at the relevant research on glyphosate and whether it’s carcinogenic. The group of 16 scientists, from Canada, the United States, Denmark, Brazil and the United Kingdom and other […] Read more



New study finds glyphosate not cancer-causing

Yet another study is refuting the idea that glyphosate causes cancer. In a paper published online today in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, four independent panels of experts looked at the relevant research on glyphosate and whether it’s carcinogenic. The group of 16 scientists, from Canada, the United States, Denmark, Brazil and the United Kingdom and […] Read more


Bakers monitor glyphosate residues

The baking industry has heard plenty about the evils of gluten over the last few years. The last thing the sector needs is another controversy, which is why the Baking Association of Canada is keeping a close eye on glyphosate residue in bread and baked goods. “We are concerned about anything that would deter consumers […] Read more



Granola bar maker slapped with glyphosate lawsuit

Three American groups, all supporters of organic agriculture, are suing General Mills over glyphosate residues in Nature Valley granola bars. Moms Across America, Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association filed the lawsuit Aug. 24 in the District of Columbia Superior Court. The groups claim General Mills is misleading the public because the label on […] Read more


More kochia resistant to glyphosate in Man.

CARMAN, Man. — Manitoba has more cases of glyphosate resistant kochia, but the details won’t be made public until later this year. Agriculture Canada and Manitoba government experts confirmed in 2014 that two locations had kochia with resistance to glyphosate in the province’s Red River Valley. Jeanette Gaultier, Manitoba Agriculture weed specialist, said a number […] Read more


EU glyphosate approval continues but trouble brewing

The CETA trade agreement will eliminate European tariffs on many Canadian agricultural products:


The recent public wrangling and political theatre over glyphosate has been resolved in Europe, but the story is far from over, says a Canadian expert in pesticide regulations. The European Commission announced June 28 that it would extend its approval of glyphosate for 18 months. The decision came only two days before the EU registration […] Read more



Europe continues approving glyphosate, but trouble still brewing

The public wrangling and political theatre over glyphosate has been resolved in Europe, but the story is far from over, says a Canadian expert in pesticide regulations. The European Commission announced June 28 that it would extend its approval of glyphosate for 18 months. The decision came only two days before the EU registration for […] Read more


U.S. lawmakers question whether EPA staff influenced WHO glyphosate review

CHICAGO, June 7 (Reuters) – Federal lawmakers are looking into how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff may have influenced findings by the World Health Organization that glyphosate probably caused cancer, according to a letter sent to the EPA on Tuesday. The letter – sent by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and […] Read more