Chemical used in the best-selling Roundup herbicide is cleared for public use following an EU licensing battle due to potential health risks

A controversial chemical used in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller has been judged safe for public use by the European Chemical Agency (Echa).

Glyphosate has been the subject of a relicensing battle which split governments, regulators and scientists, with one arm of the World Health Organisation linking the substance to cancer, while another denied any risk.

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Source: Guardian Climate Change