France Bans Sale Of Monsanto Herbicide Roundup

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Following the UN’s announcement that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup glyphosate was “carcinogenic to humans”, the herbicide has now been banned in France. 

The week-killer will no longer be available in garden centres in France, following French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal’s announcement on national television, “I have asked garden centres to stop putting Monsanto’s Roundup on sale“.

Phys.org reports:

Her announcement comes after French consumer association CLCV asked French and European officials to stop selling glyphosate-based products to amateur gardeners.

Glyphosate—introduced in the 1970s under the brand Roundup but now manufactured generically—is the most-produced weedkiller in the world, according to the IARC.

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