In this episode I critique a recent video on glyphosate that was produced for the Austrian television. I find the clip heavily biased and explain why. Afterwards I talk a bit about some details in a new report that summarizes the toxicological profile of glyphosate.
- The glyphosate video that I critique can be found here. Timo Küntzle, the video’s author has his homepage here (in English).
- The glyphosate draft toxicological profile from the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry can be downloaded here.
- Public comments to the toxicological profile can be submitted until the 8th of July here.
- A recent meta-analysis of glyphosate’s carcinogenicity has been published (open access) by Zhang, A. L., Rana, I. and Shaffer, R. M. (2019) ‘Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-Analysis and Supporting Evidence’, Mutation Research-Reviews in Mutation Research. doi: 10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.02.001.
- The average intake of European consumers has been published (open access) in the paper ‘An assessment of dietary exposure to glyphosate using refined deterministic and probabilistic methods’, Food and Chemical Toxicology. 95, pp. 28–41. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.06.026.
- EFSA’s calcuation of average glyphosate intake can be found in their glyphosate assessment report (2015) ‘Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance glyphosate’, EFSA Journal, 13(11), p. 4302. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4302.