Sep EPA: Glyphosate Not Likely A Carcinogen

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has (finally) announced its conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up, is likely not a carcinogen. The proposed position will be reviewed next month by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel. A final opinion will be released next year.

For those trying to keep up, let’s do a quick recap.

In early 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an agency nestled under the World Health Organization, made a puzzling conclusion when it announced that it was classifying glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. But since that time, numerous governmental agencies and groups of scientists have reached the opposite conclusion.

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AmandaMy name is Amanda. I’m the proud daughter (and sister!) of conventional farmers in Southwest Michigan. I’m also a practicing attorney. For 26 years, my family ran and supplied a roadside market selling our own fresh fruits and vegetables. We now farm corn and soybeans.

Unfortunately, misinformation about food and agriculture is pervasive these days. My goal is to help educate consumers about conventional farming and give people a glimpse into how our food is raised and why certain production methods are used.

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