09 Apr '11, 10pm

Pressure Mounts to Take Monsanto's Roundup off the Market

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , and our Millions Against Monsanto page . It's glyphosate, the key - but controversial - ingredient in Roundup herbicide and the top selling weed killer used worldwide. For more than 30 years, glyphosate has been embraced for its ability to make farming easier by wiping out weeds in corn, soybean and cotton fields, and for keeping gardens and golf courses pristine. But the chemical touted as a safe, affordable and critical part of global food production, is now at a crossroads. Amid rising voices of alarm, regulators in the United States and Canada are conducting a formal review of glyphosate's safety, lawsuits are pending and some groups are calling for a global ban. "Glyphosate's days are numbered," said Paul Achitoff, a lawyer for Earthjustice, an environmental law firm that last mon...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22975.cfm

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