The German government just announced it will be banning glyphosate by the end of 2023 in order to protect the environment and the health of the public.
This follows on from research by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) that concluded that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic. The report also stated:
IARC also concluded that there was “strong” evidence for genotoxicity, both for “pure” glyphosate and for glyphosate formulations.
Glyphosate based weed killers are available in UK Supermarkets. It has become just another domestic chemical like washing up liquid and carpet shampoo. Consumers need to be aware of the risks they take especially when it is used on lawns where children play.
Sales of pesticides have become so normalised that it was even shelved next to food in a local branch of Tesco earlier this year.
It is time for a Europe wide ban, including the UK!