End of the road for Roundup?

Posted by on April 17, 2016

Gardeners face ‘lifetime of weeding’ as MEPs demand weedkiller ban

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Roundup, containing glyphosate, is the most commonly used weedkiller. CREDIT: CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

Gardeners could be condemned to a lifetime of weeding under EU parliament proposals to ban them using the most common type of weedkiller, experts have warned.

MEPs voted this week for a ban on glyphosate being used by the general public, after the World Health Organisation concluded last year that it was “probably carcinogenic”.

Environmental campaigners have been calling for an outright ban on the chemical, which is the key ingredient in the commonly-used Roundup weedkiller.

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It remains to be seen if South Africa will follow the EU’s lead.  Personally I will be delighted if it gets banned!

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