Amidst lawsuits claiming the product causes cancer, Bayer has released more than 100 studies on the safety profile of glyphosate. Bayer sent 107 reports to the European Food Safety Authority and has made the reports available on its dedicated transparency platform. The files reports include crop protection safety studies as part of being more transparent following the acquisition of Monsanto. Many of the studies were submitted to and evaluated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during its own risk assessment of glyphosate.
The new addition to the Bayer Transparency platform follows last December’s publication of more than 300 glyphosate safety study summaries submitted under the EU substance authorization process for plant protection products. In a statement, Bayer called transparency a “catalyst for trust,” adding Bayer stands behind the safety of glyphosate and will continue to vigorously defend its glyphosate-based products. Bayer says the information comes from a “strong body of science that confirms glyphosate and glyphosate-based products are safe when used as directed and that glyphosate does not cause cancer.”