The German government plans to ban the use of a controversial glyphosate herbicide called Roundup from the end of 2023. This is reported by Reuters, citing government sources.
This decision was taken by Germany after Austria and France. In the first country, the lower house of parliament passed a law in July banning any use of the product. In the second, in August, the mayors of 20 municipalities abandoned the herbicide, contrary to a government decision.
The controversy about the dangers and safety of the drug began in 2015, when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (a structure of WHO) called the drug likely carcinogenic. Since then, some agencies have cited circumstantial evidence that Roundup manufacturer Monsanto is forcing scientists to publish positive reviews of the drug. Now, several tens of thousands of claims have been filed against the company in different countries, including more than 18 thousand in the United States. They are all associated with complaints of cancer after extensive use of the product.
At the same time, WHO itself, the UN Food Organization (FAO), and food safety agencies of several countries consider the drug safe for nature and people. The cancer research agency has also recently revised its position, calling glyphosate harmless.
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A source: https://rosng.ru