New CDC glyphosate report: “Most studies found no association between exposure to glyphosate-based products and risk of cancer”

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A new [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] report on glyphosate’s toxicological effects likely will play a role in the ongoing debate — both in the court of public opinion and in courts of law — over the safety of the principal ingredient in Roundup.

The….part of the report that most people will probably turn to first, given the heated debate over Roundup’s carcinogenicity, starts on page 53: Section 2.19-Cancer….The profile said “most studies found no association between exposure to glyphosate-based products and risk of cancer,” but “a possible association between exposure to glyphosate and risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma could not be ruled out….”

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Charles Benbrook, an [agricultural] economist….says [the report] “does a good job dancing around” the carcinogenicity question, but ultimately does not agree with EPA’s determination last year that it is “not likely” to cause cancer.

But Val Giddings, a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation who has written extensively about this topic, described Benbrook’s comments as “speculative” and cited a Journal of the National Cancer Institute report showing glyphosate was not statistically significantly associated with cancer in a study of more than 50,000 applicators

Read full, original article: New federal report takes ‘cautious’ approach to effects of glyphosate

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