September 30, 2015 / By yorkshiredampcourse
At the PCA Invasive Weed Conference in September 2015, the subject of glyphosate safety was raised and discussed. Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide to treat invasive weeds – especially Japanese knotweed.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that glyphosate does not demonstrate carcinogenic or mutagenic properties and has no toxic effect on fertility, reproduction or embryonal development. This confirms previous evaluations of glyphosate by regulatory authorities around the world, which have consistently concluded that the application of glyphosate poses no unacceptable risk to human health, animals or the environment.
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