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NZ authorities to consider putting ingredient in Roundup weed killer on hazardous substances list

Authorities in New Zealand may look at putting one of the ingredients in the herbicide Roundup on the list of hazardous substances following the Monsanto scandal in the US.

A US Superior Court awarded $440 million to a man who alleged that heavy contact with the weed killer caused his cancer. 

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage says she has asked the Environmental Protection Authority to consider putting glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on its Hazardous Substances list.

Monsanto denies its products cause cancer, but 5000 other court cases against the company are pending in the US.

A US Superior Court awarded $440m to a man who alleged heavy contact with the weed killer caused his cancer. Source: 1 NEWS