Will glyphosate-cancer legal battle slow plant-based meat industry’s rapid growth?

| | October 18, 2019
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Farmers around the world have watched with concern as …. claims against glyphosate and its manufacturers first turned up in US courts.

In May [2019], in the US, a third case was found against the chemical’s original manufacturer, Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), which was ordered to pay $2 billion in damages (which has since been reduced).

The ability to produce a grain harvest from minimal levels of moisture, be they stored soil moisture or in-crop rainfall, has gone far beyond what was considered possible just a few decades ago. And a lot of this has been due to the ability to manage weeds with …. glyphosate.

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Somewhere, this anti-glyphosate movement will surely have to butt heads with the anti-(real) meat movement, at which point those on the wagon will be faced with the reality their switch to animal-free soy “milk” and fake meat was made that much easier because of the benefits of glyphosate.

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