French court bans sale of controversial weedkiller
Ruling prohibits sale of a glyphosate product to professionals, citing arguments that chemical is potentially carcinogenic.
A French court has banned the sale of Roundup Pro 360 — a weedkiller that contains the controversial ingredient glyphosate — to professional gardeners and farmers.
The ruling follows the ban enacted on 1 January in France on amateur gardeners buying herbicides that contain glyphosate.
The safety of glyphosate — a widely used herbicide — has been under mounting scrutiny since 2015, when a scientific body of the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that it is “probably carcinogenic”to humans, although other studies disagree.
By: Barbara Casassus/Nature News