Widely used herbicide linked to cancer

  title={Widely used herbicide linked to cancer},
  author={Daniel Cressey},
As the World Health Organization's research arm declares glyphosate a probable carcinogen, Nature looks at the evidence. 
Glyphosate influences cell proliferation in vitro
The IARC classified glyphosate as a Class 2A ‘probable carcinogen’ to humans, however, since the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification, it has not been classed as a carcinogen to humans.
Phytotoxicity, environmental and health hazards of herbicides: challenges and ways forward
Abstract From the beginning of the Green Revolution, the use of herbicides has started to control weeds in cropland. The use of herbicides became very much popular due to its efficacy in controlling
Glyphosate Levels in American Food Products Meet Government Safety Levels Yet Exceed Concentrations Associated with Negative Biological Effects
N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine, more commonly known as glyphosate, is a non-selective herbicide that prevents plant growth by disrupting the shikimic acid pathway, a metabolic pathway responsible for
Mapping Proteome-wide Targets of Glyphosate in Mice.
It is shown that glyphosate at high doses can be metabolized in vivo to reactive metabolites such as glyoxylate and react with cysteines across many proteins in mouse liver and the utility of using chemoproteomics to identify novel toxicological mechanisms of environmental chemicals such as glyphosate is highlighted.
Use of anthropogenic nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture is associated with per capita ethanol consumption.
The new findings are in agreement with both behavioral human studies demonstrating a link between N2O preference and alcohol and drug use history as well as molecular studies elucidating shared mechanisms between trace N 2O antinociception and alcohol-seeking related behaviors.
Conflicting views on the potential carcinogenicity of glyphosate: how did we get here and what should we do?
The advent of the internet and the information age has allowed the public to become keenly aware of the perceived dangers to health from polluted air and water, pesticide residues in foods, and
Health effect of agricultural pesticide use in China: implications for the development of GM crops
It is notable that the adoption of GM glyphosate-tolerant crops increases glyphosate use but reduces non-glyphosate herbicide use; and adoption of GM insect-resistant crops significantly reduces
Impact of heavy metals on human toxicity using LCA: The case study of Walloon corn
This paper focuses on potential errors when assessing the human toxicity of corn farming in Wallonia, Belgium. The USEtox method is applied to the farming of 1 hectare of corn. Local data are used
Utilizing Chemoproteomic Platforms to Elucidate Toxicological Mechanisms
Author(s): Ford, Breanna | Advisor(s): Nomura, Daniel | Abstract: A large number of pharmaceuticals, endogenous metabolites, and environmental chemicals act through covalent mechanisms with protein
Combined effect of glyphosphate, saccharin and sodium benzoate on rats
Herbicides and food additives are included in many food products for humans. Non-used products or products beyond their expiry date are deposited in places of utilizatioin of solid municipal wastes,


Carcinogenicity of tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon, and glyphosate.
These assessments will be published as volume 112 of the IARC Monographs in March, 2015.