Glyphosate: EFSA responds to critics

EFSA has replied to criticism of the EU assessment of glyphosate that was overseen by the Authority last year. 

Christopher Portier sent a letter to Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, in which he raised a number of objections to the process and the conclusions of EFSA’s assessment. Prof. Portier is a scientist who contributed to a report on glyphosate by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).  

Bernhard Url, EFSA’s Executive Director, has sent a detailed reply to Prof. Portier that addresses the points raised in his letter.