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EFSA Shares Raw Data From Risk Assessment of Glyphosate

December 14, 2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has shared the raw data from the EU safety evaluation of the herbicide glyphosate. The raw data was sent to the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who sent an official request to see the information.

The information includes raw data from all the genotoxicity and carcinogenicity studies used in the glyphosate assessment. It also includes the EFSA Conclusion and background documents (more than 6,000 pages).

Dr. Guilhem de Seze, Head of EFSA's Regulated Products Department, said, "EFSA is fully committed to openness in its risk assessments and welcomes this opportunity to increase the transparency of the glyphosate evaluation."

For more details, read the news release from EFSA.