New Study Shows Germany Misled EU over Glyphosate Safety

by cuitlahuacrivas

Posted on Nov 10 2012 – 6:16pm by Sustainable Pulse
The EU approval of glyphosate, the main ingredient of the herbicide Roundup, is based on bad science and a “don’t look, don’t see” attitude on the part of regulators, according to a new peer-reviewed study.

The study, published in the Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology, reveals that industry studies on glyphosate dating back as far as the 1980s, including some by Monsanto, showed that the chemical caused birth defects in lab animals.

But German government authorities tasked with reporting on the industry studies to the EU Commission and member states played down the findings, giving a false impression of glyphosate’s safety. The EU approved glyphosate in 2002.