Study prompts Sri Lanka to become the first country to ban the use of glyphosate

Sri Lanka has banned glyphosate and is believed to be the first nation to have done so.

Deputy minister SM Chandrasena said: "An investigation carried out by medical specialists and scientists has revealed that kidney disease was mainly caused by glysophate. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the immediate removal of glyphosate from the local market soon after he was told of the contents of the report."

Consultant John Adlam said: "In the UK the pesticide regulation on the uses and application arrangements are such that products like glyphosate are only applied and administrated safely."

He added: "The new Sustainable Uses Directive and the Water Framework Directive add further tighter rules and regulations.

"In some other countries where those legalities are not so advanced it can easily result in adverse effects due to contamination that we would be unlikely to experience in the UK."

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