Mexico to totally ban the use of glyphosate in herbicides in 2024 due to its impact on human health and the environmentHe is about to end up run over, his mother saves him
Mexico to totally ban the use of glyphosate in herbicides in 2024 due to its impact on human health and the environment
"In light of the scientific evidence of glyphosate toxicity, which demonstrates the impacts on human health and the environment, the Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) has taken important steps to gradually reduce the use of this chemical. until reaching a total ban in 2024 ". This is what was announced by Adelita San Vicente Tello, general manager of the primary sector and renewable natural resources of SEMARNAT in a press release on the Mexican government website.
Therefore, while the European Union continues to discuss the toxicity of the most famous herbicide in the world and Bayer has agreed to pay more than 10 billion dollars to resolve 95 disputes, Mexico begins a process of phasing out the use of glyphosate.
Adelita San Vicente Tello explained that the pesticide issue has caused a great struggle for several years, and now the Secretariat is taking determined steps towards transforming the country's agri-food system in order to make it "Safer, healthier and more respectful of the 'environment".
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Among the actions already taken, he recalled that in November last year, on the basis of the precautionary principle for the prevention of environmental risks, the importation of one thousand tons of glyphosate had been blocked.
We have talked about this pesticide inherited from Bayer which acquired Monsanto many times. Glyphosate is blamed for causing cancer. The last sentence dates back to May 14, 2019 with a compensation of 2,05 billion dollars to Alva and Alberta Pilliod because the link between cancer and the use of glyphosate had been proven for thirty years. In March 2019, however, Bayer had to pay 80 million to Edwin Haderman, who also suffered from cancer. As was the case with Dewayne Johson, a former park keeper who got 78,5 million on appeal.
But in Mexico, things are better and San Vicente Tello explained that, together with the National Council of Science and Technology, it is investigating alternatives to the use of glyphosate-based herbicides for large-scale agricultural production. But on one thing he does not admit replies: “Beyond productivity, there is human and environmental health”.
Source: Government of Mexico
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