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International Condemnation of Glyphosate is Adding Up

Public outcry from around the world is forcing governments to ban or restrict glyphosate until more studies can be conducted

Friday, April 27, 2018 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization, has found that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic to humans. It appears as if many other nations are taking the cancer warning much more seriously than those in the United States. In the US only the state of California has condemned glyphosate by placing it on the state's official list of chemicals that cause cancer. The nation of Germany has vowed to limit and to a certain extent eliminate the use of glyphosate in the country. According to Reuters, "German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said she was finalizing a draft regulation to end use of the weed-killer glyphosate in household gardens, parks, and sports facilities, and to set "massive" limits for its use in agriculture." The decision supports Italy's decision to ban glyphosate entirely by the year 2020. Italy has already set limits on its use of glyphosate lower than those of the EU by 25%. France also intends to ban glyphosate by 2020.

Germany's decision to severely limit glyphosate usage runs counter to the country's recent stance on renewing Monsanto's glyphosate's license on the European continent for another five year period. Germany is blamed with casting the deciding vote in favor of Monsanto's glyphosate when at the last minute they changed their vote from abstaining to favoring the license renewal, angering Germany's Social Democrats and Green Party and putting Chancellor Angela Merkel's political future in jeopardy. The vote against renewing glyphosate license was supported by a petition signed by over one million Europeans concerned over the health ramifications of the chemical. Germany's largest pharmaceutical company Bayer is currently in negotiations to buy Monsanto, maker of Roundup herbicide containing the active ingredient glyphosate.

Other nations have addressed the potential health hazards posed by glyphosate. Belgium, Malta, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, El Salvador, Brazil, Russia, Colombia, and Argentina have taken actions to limit the use of, or already ban the use of glyphosate in their countries. The use of glyphosate is associated not only with cancer, but also with "kidney disease, spontaneous abortions, birth defects, skin diseases, respiratory illness, and neurological disease." Sri Lanka halted the import of glyphosate in 2015. El Salvador was the first country to totally ban the use of glyphosate in 2013. In 2013 The Netherlands banned the sale of glyphosate to private parties. The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) in Brazil is reevaluating their stance on glyphosate. In Argentina, 30,000 doctors have petitioned the government for a ban on glyphosate. Russia has banned all GMO crops. Colombia has suspended spraying illicit narcotic crops with glyphosate. Peru has a 10-year moratorium on GMO crops running through 2021. Roundup lymphoma lawyers will represent all persons involved in a glyphosate lawsuit anywhere in the United States on a contingency basis.


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