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Austria Poised to Become First EU Nation to Fully Ban Glyphosate

Austria is on track to become the first country in the European Union (EU) to fully ban the world’s most commonly used herbicide after the nation’s lower house of parliament passed a bill Tuesday that would outlaw all uses of the endocrine-disrupting chemical glyphosate, which researchers and global health experts have tied to cancer.  “The scientific evidence of the plant poison’s carcinogenic effect is increasing,” the leader of Austria’s Social Democrats, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, said in a statement. “It is our responsibility to ban this poison from our environment.”  Read more...

 

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