GERMANY IMPOSES BAN ON GLYPHOSATE WEED KILLER

09/09/2019

Germany will phase out the use of the controversial weed killer glyphosate by the end of 2023 due to its negative impacts on insect pollinator populations. Biologists are concerned about plummeting populations of insects vital for ecosystem health and pollinating crops. Some experts suspect glyphosate may also cause cancer in humans. Bayer, the company that sells glyphosate, opposed the ban, stating that the weed killer can be used safely. Farm groups and the German Chemical Industry Association have also lobbied for the continued use of glyphosate. For the full story, see https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/04/germany-ban-glyphos….