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While the World Health Organization’s declaration that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic” spurred many countries, companies, and businesses of integrity to action, Sri Lanka has been aware of glyphosate’s carcinogenic properties for a while now.
And in effect, the country’s newly-elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, has announced that the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide, glyphosate, will no longer be allowed in the country.
At present, CKD has already affected 15% of people working in the northern part of Sri Lanka, amounting to about 400,000 ill patients and a death count of about 20,000. Such numbers may be shocking, but they simply affirm the conclusion found by another study: kidney disease is five times higher in countries that are over-run with glyphosate chemicals.
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