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Opponents Of Herbicide Glyphosate Urge Consumer Action In U.K.

July 20, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
The Soil Association in Great Britain is urging consumers to push retailers and bread manufacturers to stop using glyphosate – the weed killer used in RoundUp – in wheat cultivation because British government and EU regulators are not likely to act. A recent World Health Organization preliminary study found that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic,” though manufacturer Monsanto says there is no scientific evidence to support that opinion. The association says glyphosate use has increased 400 percent in the last two decades, and tests on British bread found glyphosate in a third of the samples. Bakery and milling organizations say the glyphosate levels found in bread are insignificant and harmless.
Niamh Michail , "Bread companies should drop glyphosate, says Soil Association", Food Navigator, July 20, 2015, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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