Statement from Grocery Manufacturers Association on Glyphosate

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Glyphosate is approved in more than 160 countries as a weed control agent and has been used for more than 40 years. More than 800 studies on the safety of Glyphosate – conducted globally by universities, research institutes, and regulatory agencies – have not found any human health or food supply safety issues associated with proper use of Glyphosate.

Like any other agricultural agent, extremely low levels of Glyphosate residue may sometimes be found in food products. These small amounts are drastically lower than the maximum levels allowed under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) very conservative safety assessment. Based on the findings from the EWG report, a person would have to consume over a hundred pounds of cereal a day for the rest of their life to reach EPA’s limit for glyphosate residues.