European Food Authority Concludes that “Glyphosate is Safe”

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on Thursday that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans, despite the World Health Organization’s declaration in March that the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Adding insult to injury, the agency proposed a higher exposure limit on the daily amount of glyphosate residue.

EFSA said that glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans” and requested that the level of consumption considered safe for humans be raised from .3 milligrams per kilogram of body weight to .5 milligrams. [1]

The agency says the difference between its findings and the WHO’s findings come down to the way the studies were conducted. EFSA’s research focused specifically on glyphosate’s risk to humans, whereas the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) study also reviewed glyphosate-based formulas, which may be carcinogenic because they require the interaction of various chemicals. EFSA said it was “focused on the pure active substance.” …

There’s no legitimate reason to test it separately from the chemical mixtures it’s usually contained in.   Toxic synergy is a common characteristic of chemical mixtures.

I have an idea, let’s compare glyphosate+sarin with water+sarin.  We can call sarin a placebo and both mixtures will have the same LD50.  Glyphosate is as safe as water!

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