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Glyphosate Gluttony

Story at-a-glance -

  • Glyphosate, a probable human carcinogen, is the most heavily-used agricultural chemical of all time
  • Since 1974, 1.8 million tons of glyphosate have been applied to U.S. fields; two-thirds of that volume has been sprayed in the last 10 years
  • Farmers sprayed enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply 0.8 pounds of the chemical to every acre of cultivated cropland in the U.S.

By Dr. Mercola

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, was once used only sparingly. It had to be, as the herbicide kills basically any plant it touches.


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