According to the Hagstrom Report, the European Food Safety Authority says glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Monsanto weed killer, likely doesn’t cause cancer in humans. But EFSA did propose some new controls on residues in food. The ruling may mean that products containing glyphosate will have an easier time staying on the European market. The ruling comes after the International Agency for Research on Cancer said glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food called the EFSA decision the latest setback in the campaign to mandate labeling of GMO foods. However, the Natural Resources Defense Council said the agency acted with blinders on, relying on a draft supplied by an industry task force that included Monsanto.