RoundUp, one of Monsanto’s top products is quickly being banned all throughout the world after recent studies linked glyphosate, its main ingredient, to cancer and other diseases. Roundup has recently become the center of worldwide controversy after a recent report from the World Health Organization concluded that the herbicide “probably causes cancer.”
This week, French environment and energy minister Segolene Royal announced a ban on selling Monsanto’s Roundup in garden centers.
“France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of pesticides. I have asked garden centers to stop putting Monsanto’s Roundup on sale” Royal said in a recent interview.
In a statement released last month, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide “RoundUp”, is “probably carcinogenic.”