Roundup (herbicide)

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Roundup is the brand name for a systemic and broad-spectrum glyphosate based herbicide. It is produced under the Bayer company. It was previously produced under Monsanto. Bayer, in 2018, took over Monsanto.[1] Roundup was first developed and patented during the 1970s. It was first marketed to consumers in 1973.

As of 2009, sales for Roundup herbicides were still about 10% of Monsanto's revenue. However, Chinese makers of similar herbicides competed with Roundup. The product is marketed to consumers under the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

There is limited evidence saying human cancer risk could increase due to exposure to large amounts of glyphosate. There is almost no good evidence for such a risk though.

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  1. "Monsanto". The National Public Radio. Retrieved May 2, 2021.