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Glyphosate and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

Glyphosate is the most heavily used pesticide in the world thanks to widespread planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, which are genetically engineered to survive spraying with it.

Glyphosate and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

May 12, 2015
Glyphosate and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there concern about glyphosate and cancer?

The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) cancer authorities – the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – recently determined that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2A). Glyphosate is the most heavily used pesticide in the world thanks to widespread planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, which are genetically engineered to survive spraying with it.

Get answers to common questions about glyphosate and cancer HERE.