Press release - Study of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate: ANSES announces the scientific teams selected to conduct additional toxicological studies
Following the controversy over the carcinogenic classification of glyphosate, ANSES issued a call for tenders for
additional toxicological studies on the carcinogenic potential of this substance. Now that the selection process is
complete, the Agency is today announcing the scientific teams chosen to carry out these studies, whose results will
be used in the European Union's re-assessment of glyphosate due for late 2022.
Glyphosate is an active substance found in many herbicidal products. In December 2017, the European Union re-
approved its use for a further five years.
In order to improve understanding of glyphosate's possible mechanisms of carcinogenic action and assess their
relevance for humans, ANSES had issued a call for tenders in August 2019 to conduct several additional studies:
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