Vietnam has decided to ban the importation of glyphosate. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is disappointed in the decision, saying the move will have negative impacts on global ag production. There is the risk that Vietnam’s farmers could turn to illegal chemicals in place of glyphosate. USDA has shared science-based studies with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture, showing glyphosate is unlikely a carcinogenic threat to humans. The country has also bypassed notifying the World Trade Organization of the regulatory change.
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