Three months after the United Nations and World Health Organization named Roundup as a possible carcinogen, France has bannedover the counter sales of the toxic herbicide in the country's garden centers.
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's popular weed killer, Roundup, has been found to be a possible carcinogen to humans by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer.
In light of this news, France has taken action to ensure public health. According to Newsweek,
"French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal announced that the government would ban the sale of Roundup at garden centers in the country," by stating, "France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of pesticides."
Monsanto is claiming, as it usually does, that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. The agrochemical giant has conducted its own studiestime and time again in order to refute any evidence showing that Roundup is harmful to human health. The company's,
"Chief technology officer, Robert Fraley, said in a statement that 'this result was reached by selective cherry picking of data, and that the results were, a clear example of agenda-driven bias."
Who do you vigilant readers believe in this situation? Monsanto or the World Health Organization?
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