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Roundup: the world's best selling herbicide, and its effect on your liver

12 days ago   |   By Slow Food

The website for Roundup weedkiller proudly boasts that it is “the world's best selling herbicide, used in gardens everywhere”. It was brought to market in 1974 as the first glyphosate-based herbicide, and today we use 100 times more of it than we did in the late 1970s. That's because plants are becoming increasingly resistant to its effects (as happens with all pesticides, over time).
In recent years, evidence has been mounting of glyphosate's toxicity in animals, including humans. The World Health Organization classified it as “probably carcinogenic” in 2015, though many other...
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