Why ban glyphosate?

Organic NZ Magazine: Sept/Oct 2015
Section: Science Watch
Author: Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility

Part two in a series by Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, and other proprietary brands by Bayer, Dow, Zeneca, Nufarm and others.

It is the most used herbicide worldwide in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, industrial and public sites, aquatic environments, gardens, sports and school grounds. A US patent even covers in vivo use for animals or humans as an antibiotic treatment of pathogenic infections.

Such widespread use provides uncountable exposure pathways, and concerns about the effects of glyphosate are increasingly raised.

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