Out of sight.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/out-of-sight-out-of-luck-the-hidden-victims-of-australias-deadly-heatwaves

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/05/monsanto-roundup-trial-cancer-weed-killer

Paris

THE vaunted terroirs of France’s vineyards have for decades been saturated with the world’s most widely used weedkiller, but grape growers say the day is soon coming when glyphosate will no longer be part of the fine wine process.

President Emmanuel Macron has challenged the industry to stop using the herbicide – considered “probably cancerogenic” by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency – faster than anyone else.

“I think we can have the first vineyards in the world without glyphosate, already the transition is going to happen in 80 per cent of cases,” Mr Macron said during a marathon visit to France’s annual agriculture show in Paris last weekend.

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