Cites health, environmental concerns
Seemingly the retreat from glyphosate on the part of nations and regions is unstoppable.
Mexico bars shipment of glyphosate pesticide
By The Associated Press
ABC News, 25 November 2019
* Mexico bars shipment of glyphosate pesticide, citing health, environmental concerns
The Mexican government says it won’t allow a 1,000-ton shipment of the pesticide glyphosate into the country, citing health and environmental concerns.
Mexico became the latest in a string of countries to announce bans on glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup.
Mexico’s environment department said Monday it denied a permit to import glyphosate, presumably for agricultural use.
The department said, “glyphosate represents a high environmental risk, given the credible presumption that its use can cause serious environmental damage and irreversible health damage.”
There have been a host of successful U.S. lawsuits from people who claim glyphosate causes cancer.
Previously, Thailand and Germany announced bans or phase-outs of glyphosate.