Wednesday. Rain having a day off.

Good working morning mulching lantana. Cool and the sun shone for 10 minutes.

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the European Chemical Agency (EChA) have completed their assessments of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate. Once again it was concluded that the evidence does not support a classification of carcinogenic for glyphosate. However, members of the European Parliament requested the raw data on which this assessment was made (previously ‘commercial in confidence’). The limited data they received was again analysed by Dr Chrisopher Portier (Former Director US National center for Environmental Health, Former Director US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, amongst other positions). He found “Both EFSA and EChA  failed to identify all statistically significant cancer findings in the chronic rodent carcinogenicity studies with glyphosate.”

His full letter to the European Commission, containing his analysis, is at https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/open-letter-from-dr-christopher-portier.pdf  .

Once again we see that regulators are corrupted at the highest levels.

Cheers

Ellen

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