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Important facts you should know about Roundup

Posted: May 30, 2012 |   Comments

Monsanto has agreed that glyphosate-based products are neither "biodegradable" nor "environmentally friendly" and has discontinued using these terms in advertising -- at least in New York State.

Glyphosate is the most commonly reported cause of pesticide illness among landscape maintenance workers in California, and the third most commonly-reported cause of pesticide illness among agricultural workers in California. A few more facts:

  • The surfactant ingredient in Roundup is more acutely toxic than glyphosate itself and the combination of the two is yet more toxic.
  • Glyphosate is suspected of causing genetic damage.
  • Glyphosate is acutely toxic to fish and birds and can kill beneficial insects and soil organisms that maintain ecological balance.
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