The Detox Project has created a unique one-stop resource based on independent peer-reviewed science to help you understand more about the probable harm being caused by glyphosate-based herbicides worldwide.

On March 20 2015 the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency IARC declared that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. IARC reached its decision based on the view of 17 top cancer experts from 11 countries, who met to assess the carcinogenicity of 5 pesticides.

Glyphosate = GM Crops

  • GM crops accounted for 45.2% of the total global glyphosate demand in 2012. (1)
  • 94 % of the soybeans and over 80 % of the corn and cotton grown in the United States are glyphosate-tolerant GM crops. (2)
  • Glyphosate-tolerant GM crops represent more than 80% of the 120 million hectares of GM crops grown annually worldwide. (3)
  • The global glyphosate herbicides market was valued at USD 5.46 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 12.54 billion by 2024. (4)

Glyphosate is patented

A Chelating Agent – Although glyphosate can be rapidly immobilized in soil (also spray tank mixtures, and plants) through chelation with various cat-ions (Ca, Mg, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Zn), it is not readily degraded and can accumulate for years (in both soils and perennial plants). Glyphosate’s chelation properties may lead to possible harm such as vitamin and mineral deficiencies. (8)

An Antibiotic (9)

Roundup = Monsanto

  • Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is the world’s top-selling weed killer. Its active ingredient is glyphosate. (5)
  • Monsanto currently relies on sales of Roundup for an estimated 20% of its net revenue.(6)
  • There are currently no requirements from global regulatory authorities for Monsanto to prove that its Roundup formulations are safe over the long term for the environment or human health.(7)

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