World Health Organization labels Roundup a ‘probable carcinogen,’ Monsanto strongly disagrees

March 24, 2015 12:44 PM

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World Health Organization labels Roundup a ‘probable carcinogen,’ Monsanto strongly disagrees

A team of 17 cancer experts assembled by the World Health Organization has ruled the most commonly used herbicide a “probable carcinogen.”Glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller—was developed by Monsanto in the 1970s. It is now the most commonly produced herbicide in the world; used in home gardens, public parks and on the vast majority of acres planted with corn or soybeans in the U.S.

That means the pool of people who are potentially exposed to glyphosate is huge.

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