Sri Lanka lifts ban on weedkiller linked to cancer cases


Sri Lanka today lifted its partial ban on glyphosate, the active ingredient in weedkiller Roundup, after food shortages saw the price of vegetables double. – EPA pic, November 24, 2021.

SRI Lanka today lifted its partial ban of a weedkiller subject to US lawsuits over claims it causes cancer, after abandoning a campaign to become the world’s first completely organic farming nation.

The island country has been in the grips of a severe economic crisis, with a lack of foreign exchange triggering shortages of food, crude oil and other essential goods.


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