Locally used herbicide linked to kidney disease

A new study suggests that heavy use of popular herbicide brand, Monsanto, could be linked to several health issues, including a distinct kidney disease.

A senior source at the Plant Protection Division informed Mmegi that the herbicide which contains glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, was still being widely used in Botswana for weeds control. 

A few days ago Sri Lanka became the first to order a ban on its usage following reports that the chemical may be linked to a kidney disease killing agricultural workers.

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