This alarming article on Round-up was in my gmail box this morning. Thank-you Anette in the US.
The case for the ban on glyphosate.
The carcinogenicity of glyphosate is among the latest avalanche of damning evidence that makes a ban on glyphosate all the more compelling. Sri Lanka is the second country in the world to ban glyphosate after El Salvador.
Having rejected GMOs back in 2003, it has now banned glyphosate on the strength of a study by Sri Lanka’s own scientists implicating glyphosate in an epidemic of deadly chronic kidney disease that has struck Sri Lanka and other poor farming countries (see Sri Lanka Bans Glyphosate for Deadly Kidney Disease Epidemic, SiS 62).
Glyphosate is already implicated in the marked deterioration of the health status of the US population. The incidence of numerous diseases and adverse conditions has gone up in parallel with the increase in GM crops and the use of glyphosate herbicide since 1994 – the first year of commercialization of GM crops.