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Germany stands by its review of glyphosate as non-carcinogenic

The German federal institute for risk assessment, the BfR, has expressed “surprise” at the UN WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) decision to classify the herbicide, glyphosate, as a carcinogenic substance in Group 2A (probably carcinogenic to humans). The institute points out that other evaluations performed by supranational bodies such as the WHO/FAO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) in 2004, and by national regulatory agencies such as the US EPA had concluded that glyphosate was not carcinogenic.

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