Talk about backtracking. The EPA on Monday yanked a report posted on April 29 that said glyphosate “was not likely to be carcinogenic in humans,” explaining that the release of the October 2015 report was premature.
Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, has come under increasing scrutiny in the U.S. and Europe by consumers and food safety agencies.
In the U.S., the FDA said in February that it would begin testing foods such as corn, soybeans, milk and eggs for glyphosate residue.
Overseas, the European Food Safety Authority in November concluded the chemical is unlikely to cause cancer, contradicting a March 2015 declaration by the International Agency on Research on Cancer that the glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.”