The Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate is not “likely” a human carcinogen. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency found “no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate,” echoing a 2017 assessment showing no human health risks, but some ecological concerns. On Tuesday, EPA proposed a handful of measures to “help farmers target pesticide sprays on the intended pest, protect pollinators,” and reduce weed resistance issues. The safety of glyphosate, marketed by Bayer-owned Monsanto as Roundup, has been a point of contention in court cases where plaintiffs claim health issues were a result of Roundup use. Two such cases have ended in verdicts totaling more than $150 million. For more on the EPA decision, click here.
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