EPA Reaffirms Glyphosate Safety, Proposes Usage Changes

Law360 (April 30, 2019, 8:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday reiterated its position that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, likely does not cause cancer, but did issue new guidance to account for risks to pollinators and of weed resistance.

In a proposed registration review — which says the chemical continues to meet the standard for registration in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act — the EPA said glyphosate is the most-used herbicide in the U.S. and should continue to be used, albeit with some labeling and usage tweaks.

While the agency's 2017 human health risk assessment found the chemical probably doesn't...

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