Los Angeles County Bans Use of Roundup Weed Killer

By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder

 

“LOS ANGELES COUNTY THIS week issued a moratorium on the application of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, citing a need for more research into its potential health and environmental effects.

The county's Board of Supervisors asked the Department of Public Works to work with other health officials to survey the use of glyphosate, which is the main active ingredient in Roundup.

The moratorium was issued the same day a federal jury decided that the weed killer likely played a role in a California man's cancer. Monsanto, which was purchased by Bayer AG last year, faces thousands of similar lawsuits at the federal and state level.“

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