Glyphosate has been measured in runoff four months after its application. Glyphosate increases non-target plants' susceptibility to disease and reduces the growth of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. It has reduced populations of beneficial insects, birds, and small mammals by destroying vegetation on which they depend for food and shelter.
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Glyphosate herbicides are “among the world’s most widely used herbicides.” and glyphosate is “the world’s leading agrochemical.” Although glyphosate herbicides have been popular since they were first marketed in 1974, their use in agriculture has expanded recently with the increased use of crops that have been genetically modified to tolerate glyphosate treatment. Roundup is a popular brand name for glyphosate herbicides, although many other brand names are used. Glyphosate is marketed in more than 100 countries by a variety of manufacturers, but Monsanto Company has been and continues to be the major commercial supplier worldwide. Download the Factsheet
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