Massive Rise in Use of Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Massive Rise in Use of Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Herbicides containing glyphosate are the most heavily used worldwide. A comprehensive account of the use of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) is available in an article published by Environmental Sciences Europe in February 2016 (1). This article examines the last 40 years of GBH use. Data sources on US applications of glyphosate include the US Department of…

Glyphosate and Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Glyphosate and Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide formulations most commonly used on genetically engineered (GE) crops. For nearly a decade, glyphosate has been far and away the most widely and heavily used pesticide in the US and globally. In 2015, US farmers and ranchers applied enough glyphosate to spray about three-quarters of a pound…