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Sustainability certifications permit use of Roundup

September 13, 2019

.... The flexibility to continue using synthetic pesticides may make sustainability more palatable to a larger number of farmers, but critics argue it dilutes the concept ... Glyphosate, more commonly known as Roundup, is an herbicide and a probable carcinogen. Its producer, Monsanto, was ordered to pay billions of dollars in damages to people who used Roundup and later were diagnosed with cancer. Sustainability certifications permit the use of Roundup, along with neonicotinoid pesticides ...