I’ve read that RoundUp has been linked to kidney disease and birth defects. What steps are being taken to test the validity of these claims?
We’re just as concerned about these reports. We work regularly with third-party experts to test the safety of our products, including Roundup. Studies from EPA and WHO have both shown no connection between glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup and birth defects. Additionally, many of these studies are not so much studies as they are hypotheses. So, for example, it was hypothesised that an increase in kidney disease in rice producers in Sri Lanka might be caused by the use of Roundup. But no evidence or studies were offered. For a full background on Roundup’s history and testing, please visit our website.