Glyphosate, glophosinate and the breakdown product of them called AMPA were recently dealt with in the EU Commission and the approval of the component for weed killers was extended by a further 5 years.
Opinions differ about how dangerous glyphosate really is. While official bodies argue about whether the agent is carcinogenic or not, the opinion of environmental associations seems to be much clearer. Glyphosate is carcinogenic and should no longer be used.
The fact that the official bodies do not take a clear position against this is a little surprising, since the Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), one of the WHO (World Health Organization) to be assigned authority, these substances classified as "probably carcinogenic for humans".
The effect leads to the total destruction of all plants (except for the varieties that have been genetically engineered) and only protects "industrialized" agriculture, according to critics.
Since its market launch in the 1970s, its use has increased a hundredfold, especially for genetically modified products such as corn and soy.
A American study from October 2017 has now demonstrated its presence in the urine even with appropriate exposure. The California Environmental Protection Agency has now put the herbicide on the list of potentially cancer-causing chemicals.
It is all the more surprising that the proponents European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) count.