Glyphosate risk assessment report copy-pasted from industry contributions

A report presented in the European Parliament on 15 January, mandated by Members of the European Parliament, shows that some 50% of the risk assessment content used by the EU to formulate its opinion on glyphosate, copies, at times with the exact same wording, contributions from Monsanto and other companies. The new report comes ahead of an important vote on the conclusions of the European Parliament’s Pesticides Committee at the Plenary.

In May 2017, EuChemS organised a key workshop on Glyphosate in the European Parliament, chaired by MEP Pavel Poc. The workshop which aimed at presenting the opinions of scientists ultimately demonstrated a need to pursue further studies and the need to establish a standard method for reliable measurements of glyphosate in different types of samples.

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