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Homebase to review sale of Monsanto weedkiller after US cancer verdict

One of the UK’s largest DIY retailers is reviewing the sale of Roundup weedkiller products amid mounting concerns about their use, after a US jury found that the herbicide had caused a terminally ill man’s cancer.  The manufacturer of the weedkiller, Monsanto, has insisted that British consumers are safe to continue using Roundup products, which are widely sold at DIY stores and used by British farmers. But a spokesperson for Homebase said it would be reviewing its product range after the ruling in California.  A spokesperson for B&Q said it had already been undertaking a broader review of all garden products in an attempt to manage the range responsibly.  Read more....



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