‘On the Offensive’ Against Monsanto, France Removes Roundup from Store Shelves

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Monsanto product will no longer be sold in aisles of nurseries frequented by amateur gardeners

Street art in Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d’Or, France. (Photo: Urban Scraper/flickr/cc)

France will cease over-the-counter sales of agrochemical giant Monsanto’s weedkiller brand Roundup, following a recent United Nations report that found the active ingredient, glyphosate, was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

It’s the newest development in the growing international movement against Monsanto in general and Roundup in particular. French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced on Sunday that she had instructed garden centers to stop putting the herbicide on the shelves of their self-service aisles, stating, “France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of pesticides.”

Colombian officials made similar statements in May, when they put a halt to U.S.-backed toxic fumigation of coca fields in the country, noting that a previous ruling by the Colombian Supreme Court called…

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