Agriculture industry asks EPA pesticide officials to delay implementing worker safety provision. In return, the industry says it will drop support for legislation blocking provision from taking effect.
A pesticide industry source is arguing that EPA’s finding that glyphosate is unlikely to cause human cancers should spur the agency to expedite its long-delayed registration review of the substance rather than continue with a planned Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) review on whether the world’s most commonly-used herbicide causes cancer.[…]
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. Read more