Stop the reapproval of glyphosate due to major deficiencies in carcinogenicity assessment

Dear Commissioner Kyriakides,

We, the undersigned 15 European civil society organisations, are writing to you to express our concerns regarding the Commission's intention to present a renewal regulation proposal for glyphosate at the SCoPAFF meeting on the 15th of September and invite the Member States to vote at the meeting in October. In this letter we centre our concerns around the equivocal claims in the EU carcinogenicity assessment regarding the observed tumour incidences in glyphosateexposed animals, two missing genotoxicity OECD studies and -as highlighted in a recent publication- important mechanistic evidence indicating that glyphosate induces oxidative stress, a recognised mechanism that can lead to cancer. These issues were neglected by ECHA leading to the flawed opinion that glyphosate is unlikely to be a presumed human carcinogen, an opinion unfortunately endorsed by EFSA1 and serving as the basis for the Commission's forthcoming renewal proposal. 

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