Glyphosate use on the increase in Argentina, despite heavy scrutiny

For years, glyphosate has been considered to be among the safest pesticides by international agencies such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today, it’s used in more than 140 countries worldwide and has been praised by a wide arr

Traces of the herbicide are routinely found in tests of foodstuffs, water, topsoil, and human urine, in amounts way above safety limits set by regulators.


That expansion of arable land has led to a direct increase in the use of glyphosate across the countr y. Based on the number of litres used and the country’s population, Argentina is now estimated to be the country with the largest use of glyphosate in...

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