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No Link Found Between RoundUp and Cancer

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By Fadi Didi

Study found no link between glyphosate in Monsanto's RoundUp and cancer.


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A long-term study on the use of the weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer.

Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the study found there was no association between glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular herbicide RoundUp, and any solid tumors or lymphoid malignancies overall.

The findings are likely to impact legal proceedings in the United States against Monsanto, in which more than 180 plaintiffs are claiming exposure to RoundUp gave them cancer - allegations that Monsanto denies.

The findings may also influence a crucial decision due by the end of the year on whether glyphosate should be re-licensed for sale across the European Union.

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The WHO is calling on farmers to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals.

World Health Organization officials claim the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

They say a lack of effective antibiotics for humans is a security threat, on a par with a sudden and deadly disease outbreak.

The United Nations agency strongly recommends an overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals.


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