Mexico will gradually discontinue herbicide glyphosate usage by the time the current regime ends in 2024, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced this after a ministerial disagreement over the product.
The President of Mexico said the government would have to immediately put an end to the use of glyphosate on its projects after he acknowledged differences between environment and agriculture ministries over the herbicide glyphosate.
The ministry of agriculture maintained that private food producers are to stop the use of herbicide glyphosate before the end of his administration in 2024. Several countries are concerned about the safety of herbicide glyphosate when used.
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We couldn’t get rid of it in one fell swoop, it can’t be done, it would hit food output. We would have to import, and also products and foods that are grown with these agrochemicals.President Lopez Obrador
He further said that several countries had attempted to look for alternatives to glyphosate and this has proved abortive. Glyphosate is known to be an herbicide that is applied to plants to ripen specific crops and regulate plant growth.
It is also said to be one of the most dangerous poison that could result in health and environmental damage. When glyphosate is used on plant foliage, the tissues absorb the glyphosate to kill weeds, broadleaf plants, and grasses.