[sent on May 28, 2017] A letter from Christopher Portier, a long-time toxicologist active in glyphosate studies, to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Based on the re-assessment of raw data from studies about potential cancer-causing
herbicide on animals, Mr Portier criticizes the evaluations of the European Chemicals Agency (Echa) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He points up that excess of tumors detected in 8 different circumstances were not included in the evaluations provided by the two Agencies. For this reason, he asks – in the name of the defense of public health – a new revision and the denail of the authorization for the use of the herbicide for the next 10 years.
Download the letter here.