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Glyphosate – EPA Announcement and AmericanHort Webinar

EPA Reaffirms Glyphosate Safety
By Jill Calabro, Ph.D., AmericanHort, May 13, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed in a public announcement that there is no risk to human health from glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp® herbicide. A detailed examination of data gathered to date is included, as is a critique on the limitations of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer review of glyphosate, which first announced glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.

However, EPA has proposed a handful of label amendments intended to better manage drift and herbicide resistance development.

“EPA has found no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Today’s proposed action includes new management measures that will help farmers use glyphosate in the most effective and efficient way possible, including pollinator protections. We look forward to input from farmers and other stakeholders to ensure that the draft management measures are workable, realistic, and effective.”

Public comments are being accepted through July 5, 2019, via Regulations.gov.

EPA AmericanHort Webinar –Glyphosate Update
Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00 pm - This Webinar is provided by AmericanHort at no charge. Click HERE to register.

Glyphosate-based herbicides have provided efficient, safe and cost-effective weed control for more than 40 years, but recent reports and events have raised concerns over its safety. Come learn about the EPA’s position, the mountain of scientific evidence that supports its safety, and uses in the Green Industry, including the pros and cons of glyphosate alternatives.

Moderated by AmericanHort's own Dr. Jill Calabro, panelists include; Ms. Chris Olinger with EPA, Dr. Scott Senseman, weed scientist from University of Tennessee, Dr. Jeff Derr, weed scientist from Virginia Tech, and Dr. Joe Neal, weed scientist from North Carolina State University.