Glyphosate For ECHA Is Not Carcinogenic, It Causes Environmental Groups

Glyphosate For ECHA Is Not Carcinogenic, It Causes Environmental Groups

It seems to be a never ending story, that of glyphosate, especially since the ECHA, the European Agency for chemicals has again changed the cards on the table, rejecting the hypothesis that it could be a human carcinogen.

ECHA’s decision could pave the way for a renewal for another 15 years, this means that glyphosate, classified by IARC, International Agency for Research on Cancer as a possible human carcinogen, would continue to be used in EU countries.

We had already spoken of ECHA’s evaluation on glyphosate, the agency had the task of assessing the impact on both health and the environment resulting from the use of the herbicide.

On this the Italian Coalition #StopGlifosato, which adheres GreenMe, had frowned, he chiosando that three members of the committee were in conflict of interest and therefore the decision on glyphosate could not be transparent.

It is the President of the ECHA Committee, Tim Bowmer, who worked for consulting firms in the chemical industry for twenty years, Slawomir Czerczak, RAC Member for Poland, and head of the Department of Chemical Safety of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine and Tiina Santonen, RAC member for Finland, at the head of the Chemical Safety Team of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

This opinion ‘partial’ cause Monsanto to breathe a sigh of relief. Much less raised are European citizens who are faced with a judgment substantially divorced from the reality of everyday risks .

Now comes, the opinion of 90 scientists and also the response of environmental groups such as Greenpeace that explains

The ECHA has done a great job to sweep under the carpet the evidence that glyphosate could cause cancer. Available data are more than sufficient to ban glyphosate as a precaution, but the Echa preferred to turn his eyes on the other side.

Now it is up to Italy then immediately remove the glyphosate from our fields, beginning with the disciplinary agronomic integrated production, since people and the environment can not become mice from the chemical laboratory, says Federica Ferrario, head of Sustainable Agriculture campaign greenpeace Italy.

But they are different organizations for the protection of health and the environment have raised concerns about possible conflicts of interest within the committee responsible for the evaluation of the ECHA glyphosate, and use for its assessment also unpublished studies provided by companies .

Frankly, we would have preferred that the experts would take more time to evaluate every aspect of the question, especially in light of the many conflicting scientific opinions. The suspect, in fact, is that the Committee for Risk Assessment has expressed now to hasten the renewal of the use of glyphosate says Gaetano Pascale, president of Slow Food Italy.

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