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08/12/2017

Argentina moves to ban glyphosate and allows other herbicides

The glyphosate controversy caused concern in Argentina, number one exporter of soybean meal and soybean oil and fears exports to the EU could be in jeopardy.
Spraying crops with herbicide

Argentina authorized the use of genetically modified soybean seeds resistant to herbicides other than glyphosate, as the European Union (EU) debates whether to extend the license of weed-killers containing the ingredient.

The EU debate comes amid concerns the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular weed-killer Roundup causes cancer. That has caused concern in Argentina, number one exporter of soybean meal and soybean oil and No. 3 raw soybean exporter, that its exports to the EU could be in jeopardy.

“This is of great importance given the rise of resistant weeds and other potential limitations to the use of the glyphosphate herbicide,” according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

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