Glyphosate, cancer confusion: Explaining WHO’s contradicting reports

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Glyphosate poses no cancer risk, according to a report just out from a joint United Nations and WHO meeting on herbicide residues. But just a year ago, another group in the WHO, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, concluded glyphosate is probably carcinogenic. Is anyone not confused at this point?

. . . . Here is the takeaway though: The IARC studies whether chemicals can cause cancer under any possible situation—realistic or not—while the joint meeting’s report looks at whether glyphosate can cause cancer in real-life conditions, like if you eat cereal every morning made from corn treated with glyphosate. One of these reports is, by design, much more relevant to your life than the other.

Read full, original post: Does Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Cause Cancer or Not? The Controversy, Explained

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