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Montevideo, February 19th 2019 - 14:58 UTC
A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay US$ 289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. Read full article
ALL chemicals are dangerous if badly used. I have never seen a farm worker working with glyphosate or other weed killers follow the safety instructions on the container. I have seen workers using dirty clothes that they then wear when they go home while the special overalls, face masks, gloves and boots are kept, well protected, in their package right next to where they are working. We need a law requiring that people working with weed killers,etc, take courses and exams and be licensed to use weed killers. But, would it make any difference? How do you inspect thousands of farms daily during the planting season?
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