US Roundup-cancer trials spur glyphosate import ban in Vietnam

| April 2, 2019
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Vietnam has banned the import of glyphosate-containing herbicides after a U.S. court ruled that a weed killer, produced and sold by U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto, could cause cancer, local media reported….

Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department has urged businesses to stop signing new import contracts for glyphosate-based herbicides, but products already in circulation in the country are not affected by this decision, online newspaper VnExpress reported.

[Editor’s note: Read GLP’s FAQ Is glyphosate (Roundup) dangerous? for more information.]

“As soon as we heard the second U.S. trial’s verdict that glyphosate is related to cancer, we have issued a document to ban new herbicide imports containing the active ingredient. The removal of this substance from the list of usable herbicides in Vietnam will also be issued in the near future,” daily newspaper Tuoi Tre (Youth) quoted the department’s head Hoang Trung as saying.

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