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March 20, 2019 - BBC

Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor

Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor
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A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer.

Glyphosate was introduced by Monsanto in 1974, but its patent expired in 2000, and now the chemical is sold by various manufacturers. In the US, more than 750 products contain it. 

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency, concluded that glyphosate was "probably carcinogenic to humans".

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