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Bayer-led coalition to advocate for continued glyphosate use

16 April 20242 min reading

In a controversial step, Bayer spearheads an alliance advocating for glyphosate, stirring debate on agricultural sustainability and health implications. The coalition's stance raises questions about the balance between industry interests and public safety. The use of glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, has increased on soy and corn crops in recent years.

In response to mounting litigation against glyphosate-containing products, Bayer leads a coalition of agricultural organizations pledging to defend the use of the herbicide glyphosate, sparking concerns over public health and environmental impact.

The Modern Ag Alliance, backed by over 60 industry groups, aims to ensure legislative support for pesticides like glyphosate, emphasizing the importance of science-based regulation. Critics worry that without strict oversight, glyphosate's potential health risks may not be adequately addressed.

Glyphosate, found in Bayer's Roundup and numerous other products, faces increasing scrutiny for its alleged link to cancer and environmental harm. While Bayer claims the product is safe, ongoing litigation and regulatory challenges underscore the need for a nuanced approach to agricultural chemical usage.

The coalition's formation raises questions about industry influence on regulatory processes and underscores the importance of prioritizing public health in agricultural policy decisions. As the debate continues, stakeholders advocate for a balanced approach that considers both agricultural needs and public safety concerns.

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