U.S. Agriculture Secretary Blasts Vietnam Over Glyphosate Ban (1)

April 11, 2019, 8:09 PMUpdated: April 11, 2019, 9:45 PM

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Vietnam’s decision to ban glyphosate-based weedkillers will harm agriculture globally.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced a decision to ban glyphosate April 10, effective in 60 days.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide (now owned by Bayer AG) and many other herbicides. It is considered the most popular herbicide worldwide.

“We are disappointed in Vietnam’s decision to ban glyphosate, a move that will have devastating impacts on global agricultural production,” Perdue said in an April 11 statement.

Monsanto argued that an overwhelming number ...

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