Today, the safety of our food is assured through the combined efforts of all experts and regulators involved. The use of a plant protection product is only registered if the resulting exposure of the consumer to residues is shown to be less than a toxicological limit which always includes an at least 100-fold safety factor. In parallel, authorities lay down as a trade standard a maximum residue level (MRL) that must not be exceeded in treated crops.
Regular controls are conducted by official monitoring laboratories in order to ensure that the residues in food commodities remain below the MRL. When used in line with labelled instructions and according to Good Agricultural Practices, traces of Glufosinate-ammonium on crops are significantly lower than the safety threshold level.