Roundup is the most common weed killer used worldwide.
A US court recently ruled the weed killer Roundup contributed to a former gardener's cancer. Juries don't decide science. The weight of evidence shows Roundup has little association with cancer.
Activists protest against the acquisition of the U.S. agrochemical company Monsanto by the German Bayer company in Bonn, Germany, Friday, May 25, 2018.
(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Bayer, the new owner of Monsanto, will need to up its PR efforts, in the wake of last week's legal ruling on glyphosate weedkillers.
Glyphosate, sold as Roundup, is one of Europe’s most common weedkillers.
The weedkiller glyphosate has previously been linked to cancer, and now Europe's citizens want to see it banned.
Gardening in Australia requires, to varying degrees depending where in the country you are, pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers.
When working with garden chemicals, always make sure you are wearing gloves. Apply sprays and dusts downwind and wear goggles if necessary. Always follow the directions.
Roundup, or the chemical glyphosate, is a very common herbicide used to kill weeds.
The World Health Organization classifies the common herbicide glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans". But this doesn't mean using it to kill weeds in playgrounds will hurt children.
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