The US government has declared Roundup is safe – despite a movement of lawsuits from Americans claiming the weed killer gave them cancer.
Two juries have sided against Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, after deciding there was enough evidence to show glyphosate is carcinogenic.
But on Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency took the opposite view in a draft conclusion of a review on glyphosate.
The agency found it posed ‘no risks of concern’ for humans and ‘is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans’.
Critics say the finding is based on studies funded by the lucrative weed killer industry.
Last month, Edwin Hardeman, 70, of Santa Rosa, California, won a case against Monsanto.
He has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system after using the weed killer to kill poison oak and invasive plants on his 56-acre property over the course of 30 years.