Glyphosate use on the rise in Argentina, despite controversy

Around 300 million litres of the controversial herbicide – which some experts have called carcinogenic – is sprayed in this country each year. Yet more than 400 towns and cities in Argentina enforce measures to restrict its use. Proponents say glyphosate

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BUENOS AIRES TIMES


It is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In Argentina, it accounts for half of the agrochemicals used here each year, with farmers spraying it by the gallon. Yet it is also the one of the most controversial weed-killers in the world, one...

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