Corruption of Science: Why Are Governments Not Banning Monsanto’s Roundup?

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Sunita Narain, Business Standard, March 26, 2018

There is one chemical that is igniting much fuss these days — legislators in New Zealand want it banned; South African leaders are asking why they are continuing to use it; closer to home in Sri Lanka it is being discussed in Parliament. Europe last year went through a bitter, high-volume contention on whether it should renew its licence for use.

It first dithered, then gave a limited renewal, and finally, in November 2017 it agreed to a five-year extension. But the debate rages on and refuses to go away. It is argued that the chemical is toxic to humans; it is indicted for being a …

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