Roundup Weedkiller Is Blamed for Cancers, but Farmers Say It’s Not Going Away
The New York Times | Patricia Cohen
Glyphosate is already the most widely used agricultural chemical in history, and farmers will continue to depend on Roundup, investors reason, especially as a growing population increases the demand for food.
Independent market researchers project that the global market for glyphosate could reach $12 billion by 2024, regardless of health worries.
Liam Condon, president of Bayer’s crop science division, said the litigation “doesn’t fundamentally change the rationale” for its purchase of Monsanto. As for Roundup, he said, “We are committed to making sure the product remains available.”