Health experts are recommending that people stop using the products that contain glyphosate and related compounds and for the government to impose strict limits on how the herbicide can be used.
“Glyphosate-based products pose a significant risk to human health and the environment,” wrote the health experts from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a public health advocacy group.
“There is a significant lack of research on the safety of glyphosate in health care and public health settings,” they wrote in a report released on Tuesday.
They cited studies that have shown that glyphosate-based foods, which include cereals, pasta, canned foods and other packaged products, may contain elevated levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, which is the main ingredient in glyphosate-resistant crops.
Glymbine is a byproduct of the soybean breeding program and can be added to food as an additive.
It can also be sprayed on crops to increase yields.
Glybine has been linked to cancer and other health problems in humans, but EWG’s report is the first to link the herbicides to health problems and even death.
The group said the EPA should use its existing authority to require that health food producers limit the use of glyphosate to the amount that would be safe to use.
It urged the agency to require manufacturers to label glyphosate-containing foods, along with their ingredients, so consumers can make an informed decision about how to use the herbivore chemical.
The agency has not yet responded to the EWG report, which was issued by the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Pesticides, Chemical Safety and Hazard Assessment.
The report says that in the U.S., “there are more than 600,000 reported glyphosate-related health effects.
In the last two years alone, more than 500 people have died from glyphosate-associated illnesses.
In addition, the Agency has reported 1,099 cases of serious adverse effects linked to glyphosate use in the past two years, including more than 1,000 deaths.”
The EPA’s Office for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry lists over 10,000 confirmed and probable cases of health effects linked with glyphosate use.
The most commonly reported health effects include:A form of acute renal failure linked to high blood pressure, kidney disease, kidney damage, and other conditionsA rare form of leukemia that can be fatalIn the past, the EPA has cited health problems associated with glyphosate in labeling applications, saying that in some cases, there were insufficient data to determine the cause of these illnesses.
The report recommends that the EPA issue new guidance to health food makers to reduce glyphosate use, especially on products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), in order to avoid the possible health effects of glyphosate.
A statement from the EPA said that it will provide additional information to stakeholders during its review of the report and will make any changes necessary.
Environmentalists say that the U,S.
needs to limit the amount of glyphosate sprayed on our crops and to limit its use in water treatment plants.
Last month, a court in California ruled that the state’s water treatment plant was violating the law by allowing farmers to spray glyphosate on their crops.
The case was brought by a farmer who sued after his crop was sprayed with glyphosate.
The California judge in the case ruled that farmers who spray glyphosate in their fields could not be held liable for any health damage, saying the plant is a “commercialized and legitimate” product and has been “successfully used for decades to protect water quality.”
Environmental activists are also concerned about the potential for glyphosate-laced water to leach into groundwater.
In April, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., said the Environmental Protection Agency was failing to protect groundwater from glyphosate contamination, citing a finding that the agency has “failed to adequately consider” how the chemicals are used.