by Arjun Walia
Why is it that in North America, we rarely see mainstream media discussing the fact that a number of countries are banning the use of Roundup herbicide? Roundup herbicide is the most commonly used herbicide in the world, and as of late it’s become wholly clear that this product (among many others) is most definitely a danger to both the environment and human health. (On a related note, it’s worth mentioning here that more than sixty countries now require mandatory GMO labelling.)
The latest country to Ban Rounup is Bermuda.
“Effective immediately, all importers of glyphosate/Roundup will be notified that the approval for all glyphosate products has been suspended, pending the continuing assessment of the emerging research.” – Jeanne Atherden, Bermuda Minister of Health (source)
This ban comes shortly after a recently published study – in what is considered to be one of the most (if not the most) credible medical journals of today, The Lancet Oncology – determined that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp pesticide, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The study was published earlier this month, and was conducted by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. It analyzed data from studies that have been conducted on the chemical over the past couple of decades. (source)