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Competing Claims Over Glyphosate’s Risks Pose Challenge For EPA SAP

Pesticide industry officials and environmentalists are waging competing claims over the public health risks from the world’s most commonly-used herbicide glyphosate in comments to a delayed EPA Science Advisory Panel (SAP), highlighting the challenge the panel faces in its pending work to assess evidence on the substance’s risks.

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