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The plant produces pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides.
The plant board last gave preliminary approval to rules around the use of the herbicide from April 16 through Oct. 31, 2018.
The herbicide is used in popular products made by firms such as Monsanto Co., and the EU accounts for about one-sixth of glyphosate use.
Monsanto believes the main causes of drifting are errors by farmers and applicators in deploying the herbicide, company spokeswoman Charla Lord said.
Some chemicals of concern include estrogens from birth control pills, the plasticizer bisphenol A, and the herbicide atrazine.
Problems have also emerged with the herbicide since the agency’s approval.
The problem is that the herbicide can drift off the fields where it is being applied, landing on nearby farms where conventional soybean seeds have been planted.
The latest study to look at the long-term effects of Roundup, a popular weed killer developed by Monsanto in the 1970s, raises questions about the herbicide’s possible contributions to poor health in certain communities.
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First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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