Glyphosate, a weeds control agent is non-carcinogenic, says Croplife Nigeria

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Croplife Nigeria, formerly known as Agrochemicals Association of Nigeria has taken a stand on the recent declaration by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that Glyphosate, one of the herbicide active ingredients approved for weeds management and control, was probably carcinogenic.

In a statement released by the association, titled ‘Croplife Nigeria: Statement on Carcinogenicity of Glyphosate and signed by its President, Alhaji Mahmood Tauhid, the group opposed the classification of the ingredient.

The classification of Glyphosate as carcinogenic, according to the association, had triggered public interest on the safety of the molecule, including the on-going court cases in the US despite that three other World Health Organization bodies had reached contrary conclusions on the claims by IARC.

Based on the aforementioned and other findings, Croplife Nigeria has assured the public that on the basis of current scientific evidence, glyphosate-based products pose no undue health risks, including cancer, to the public.

Below is the full statement of the Press Release:


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