The next time you see your neighbor squirting Roundup on his dandelions, think about the multitude of places around the world where you can’t even purchase Roundup because it’s considered too toxic:
Clicking this will take you to a short, 6-page document. You can flip through it to see just how widespread these bans and restrictions have become, including places in the US. Keep in mind that the active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, but there are “inert” ingredients added to enhance uptake of the active ingredient … which makes the total formulation of Roundup even more hazardous* than glyphosate alone.
* In March 2015, IARC, the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, said, “the herbicide glyphosate and the insecticides malathion and diazinon were classified as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A).”
I figured it was banned pretty much everywhere except here in our corporatocracy.
I was surprised to see that lots of places here in the US have bans. Here’s one I picked at random:
There’s nothing like that here in Southeast PA. Or if there is, people are ignoring it.
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