How Glyphosate Is A Thoroughly Safe Chemical Essay

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Glyphosate was first introduced into the market in 1974. Monsanto was the first to introduce the active ingredient in Round-up. Glyphosate also comes in different trade names such as Accord, Rodeo, and Touchdown. These are just a couple, there is a lot more trade names, but all have the active ingredient Glyphosate. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide and, amino acid synthesis inhibitor, meaning it will kill most plants and it prevents the plants from making certain proteins that are needed for plant growth. Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. People apply it in agriculture and forestry, on lawns and gardens, and for weeds in industrial areas. Glyphosate is a thoroughly safe chemical that has many benefits to the agricultural community. Glyphosate herbicides are frequently used in agriculture because they are a simple and cost-effective way of controlling weeds that can otherwise persist for years. Recently, people are becoming concerned with glyphosate being everywhere and the possibility of it as a threat there in the food or by handling it. Glyphosate does have many positives in the agriculture industry such as: Increased yield, reduction of tillage, and safety in handling and consumption.
Safety of glyphosate could possible affect both humans and animals. It would affect people through their food such as bread, crackers, and oils. Animals would consume it through the grain. The grain could be made from all types of crops such…

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