Farmers are growing a super resistant coca leaf that can withstand glyphosate fumigation they say has continued despite the government's promises to stop using the chemical that has been linked to cancer.
By Matt Smith
The US Department of Agriculture has identified 14 species of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the United States, and 32 have been documented worldwide, according to a government-industry-university coalition.
The finding could set off a new round of studies into glyphosate, which is a leading ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and has been found by many studies to be safe for human use.
The Most Widely Used Herbicide in the United States Could Cause Cancer in Humans, Says a World Health Organization Study
Regulatory agencies around the world have declared glyphosate, first developed by Monsanto in 1969, safe for use in agricultural production — a group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization say otherwise.
Residents of Argentina's farming communities are concerned by a growing list of health problems that some attribute to the ubiquitous use of agrochemicals sprayed on soybean fields.