Popular Weed-Killer Is Probably Carcinogenic, WHO Says

Posted by Mike Confino, March 23, 2015

Food and Farm Superweeds

One of the world’s most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status of five insect and weed killers including glyphosate, which is used globally in industrial farming.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which makes its own determinations, said it would consider the French agency’s evaluation.

via Popular Weed-Killer Is Probably Carcinogenic, WHO Says.

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