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This has not been a good week for glyphosate , the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had classified glyphosate, the United States’ most widely-used pesticide, as “ probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Now, the chemical has another strike against it. A study published today by the American Society of Microbiology’s journal mBio has linked glyphosate and two other widely-used herbicides– 2,4-D and dicamba –to one of the most pressing public health crises of our time: antibiotic resistance.

2017-09-01T23:07:28+00:00 New|0 Comments

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