Health Canada stands by approval of ingredient in Roundup weed killer - News Summed Up

Health Canada stands by approval of ingredient in Roundup weed killer


Health Canada scientists say there is no reason to believe the scientific evidence they used to approve the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers was tainted. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)'No stone unturned'The groups, including Ecojustice, Environmental Defence and Canadian Physicians for the Environment, wanted Health Minister Ginette Petipas Taylor to order an independent review of the Health Canada decision. Instead Health Canada assigned 20 scientists not part of the original review to look at the matter. Bayer Canada pleasedTrish Jordan, the public-and-industry-affairs director for Bayer Canada's crop-science division, said the company supported the additional review Health Canada launched and is also pleased with the result. However the amounts were well below the levels Health Canada says would be unsafe for human consumption.


Source: CBC News January 12, 2019 02:48 UTC



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