By vast

Published: April 6, 2019

Category: Glyphosate/Pesticides, The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter

After its catastrophic experience with Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Vietnam may have had enough of Monsanto’s cancer-causing herbicides. The country recently announced that it has banned the import of all glyphosate-based herbicides following the verdict in the latest glyphosate cancer trial in the U.S.

Hoang Trung, Director of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, recently told Tuoi Tre newspaper that the import and trans-national trading of herbicides containing glyphosate would be banned immediately. Glyphosate herbicides are currently widely used in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s move comes less than a week after a California federal jury found that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a man’s cancer, delivering a major blow to the Bayer AG unit in the first such federal bellwether trial.

Source: Sustainable Pulse

“As soon as there was information that the second trial in the U.S. ruled that glyphosate was related to cancer, we put a ban on the import of new herbicides containing the active ingredient. And the removal of this substance from the list of pesticides allowed to be used in Vietnam will be done in the near future,” Trung said.

Source: Sustainable Pulse

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