Thursday - March 28, 2019

Uses and Safety Records: Let’s talk about Glyphosate

Tested for 40 years. Approved for 40 years. Used safely for 40 years.

Let’s talk about Roundup® herbicides.

Recently, there has been increased discussion about glyphosate, the main active ingredient in most Roundup® brand herbicides and some other weed-control products. As a science and innovation company, we are deeply committed to the safe use of our products, to the communities where they are used and to our planet. For these reasons, we would like to share a few facts relevant to this important conversation.

 

Glyphosate-based herbicides, which include most Roundup® products, are among the most rigorously studied products of their kind. Hundreds of studies submitted to regulators, peer-reviewed publications and ongoing reviews by regulatory and scientific bodies for more than 40 years support the safety of glyphosate-based products when used as labeled.

 

Independent regulatory agencies continue to assess glyphosate-based products and conclude they can be used safely and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic. These include not only the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but also the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Australian, Canadian and Japanese regulatory authorities, as well as  the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR).

 

To learn more about the benefits, science and safety of glyphosate-based  herbicides like Roundup® products, visit: bayer.com/glyphosate.