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Mexico to Ban Glyphosate

Banning glyphosate could have far-reaching effects on the US food supply

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - Executives at Bayer Inc,. have had many sleepless nights since acquiring Monsanto and its inventory of lawsuits, and now the company's worst nightmare may be coming true. The agricultural country of Mexico has announced that it is banning using glyphosate, the core ingredient in Roundup Herbicide. "Mexico will gradually phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday, following a ministerial spat over the product," according to Reuters. Roundup herbicide lawsuits are represented by top national attorneys with vast experience and a winning track record against big corporations.

Economies like Mexico that rely on agriculture exports are taking note of the dangers of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide. The herbicide is accused of causing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. Bayer recently settled 95,000 Roundup glyphosate cancer lawsuits for approximately $10 billion. Around 25,000 lawsuits against Bayer's Roundup weedkiller remain unsettled. Mexico has announced that it is phasing out the use of glyphosate over the next four years. The herbicide ban is being spread out to minimize the disruption an immediate ban would have on the county's food prices and output, primarily on food exports to the United States. Two years ago, Germany and France announced similar phased-in glyphosate bans. According to Reuters: "We couldn't get rid of it in one fell swoop, it can't be done, it would hit food output," the president told reporters. "We would have to import, and also products and foods that are grown with these agrochemicals."

Banning Roundup with glyphosate on a national agricultural scale may have devastating effects on Monsanto's genetically modified (GMO) seed business. Selling GMO seeds resistant to Roundup accounts for the bulk of the company's revenue and was the crown jewel that attracted Bayer to spend $63 billion purchasing Monsanto in 2018. According to, "In 2017, the (Monsanto's) corn seed and traits specialty came to approximately 6.27 billion U.S. dollars of net sales. Monsanto was an agricultural company specialized in genetically engineered seeds." Roundup herbicide and Monsanto's genetically modified seeds were designed (literally) to go hand-in-hand. Crops grown from Monsanto's GMO seed are immune to glyphosate which kills all vegetation it comes into contact with except those with genetic modifications. Banning glyphosate renderers Monsanto's genetically modified seeds useless. For every one dollar of revenue that Roundup herbicide produces, the seeds required in combination generate ten.

The move by Mexico will be hailed as a breakthrough by environmentalists around the world and possibly derail Monsanto's genetically modified seed business. Bayer recently announced that it is spending around $5 billion on research and development to find non-glyphosate weed-killing alternatives. Banning glyphosate will increase Mexico's food production expenses and will have far-reaching consequences in the United States which spend billions of dollars per year on Mexican produce imports. Sixty percent of Mexico's crops are exported to the United States. Mexico exports to the United States that will be affected by the glyphosate ban include cotton, dairy, fruits and vegetables, grain and feed, barley, corn, rice, wheat, oilseeds, soybeans, seeds, trees, and nuts.

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