Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned – A Review of its Hazards to Health and the Environment

Why_Glyphosate_Should_be_Banned_coverBy Permaculture Research Institute

The complete report by Dr.Eva Sirinathsinghji and Dr.Mae-Wan Ho.

The use of glyphosate-based herbicides, especially Monsanto’s Roundup formulation, has increased dramatically since the introduction of genetically modified (GM) glyphosate-tolerant crops, resulting in the contamination of our food, environment and water supplies.

Glyphosate-based herbicides are now the most commonly used herbicides in the world. It is still promoted as ‘safe’, despite damning evidence of serious harm to health and the environment.

The serious harm to health and the environment caused by the use of glyphosate herbicides is clear. There is a compelling case for banning or phasing out glyphosate-based herbicides worldwide, in favour of a global transition to non-GM, herbicide-free organic agriculture.

The report shows evidence of harm to health & evidence of negative environmental and agronomic impacts.

Read the entire article here: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/11/01/why-glyphosate-should-be-banned-a-review-of-its-hazards-to-health-and-the-environment/