Yesterday the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a summary of the EU-wide assessment and peer review of the active substance glyphosate. No critical areas of concern for human health, animal health and the environment were identified, only some data gaps.

Guilhem de Seze, Head of our Risk Assessment Production Department, said: “The risk assessment and peer review of glyphosate represents the work of dozens of scientists from EFSA and the Member States in a process that has lasted more than three years. It is based on an evaluation of many thousands of studies and scientific papers, and also incorporates valuable input gathered during the public consultation.”

These conclusions were shared yesterday with the European Commission and Member States.


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