Endangered Species at Risk From Weedkiller Glyphosate, EPA Says

Nov. 25, 2020, 7:06 PM

Glyphosate, a popular weedkiller, has potential to harm endangered species and critical habit when used on crops and other uses, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a preliminary review released Wednesday.

EPA’s draft biological evaluation found the pesticide “is likely to adversely affect a significant percent of endangered species and critical habitats.” The finding marks a step in the agency’s review of the product under the Endangered Species Act, which could result in increased controls.

Glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides in North America, is also the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s Roundup, which juries have found to ...

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