U.S. regulators may recommend testing food for glyphosate residues

April 17, 2015 10:18 PM

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(Reuters) - Amid rising public concern over possible links to disease, U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has come under intense scrutiny since a research unit of the World Health Organization reported last month it was classifying glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans."

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