Mexico is taking steps in the right direction, protecting the health of it's people. Pesticide and herbicides from Monsanto provide a major crop yield increase, but at what cost. Monsanto has been under scrutiny for providing harsh chemicals to use on the worlds food supply.
Well Mexico is banning Monsanto clutch on its land. Mexico's Environment Ministry even announced it plans to slowly decrease the quantity of glyphosate agriculturist are authorized to use, until it is entirely phased out in 2024.
“Beyond productivity, there is human and environmental health,” Director of the Renewable Natural Resources Department Adelita San Vicente Tello said in a statement.
Glyphosate is the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and is a very controversial chemical. There are thousands of lawsuits over claims of causing non-Hodgkins lymphoma. It is also speculated that it has a major role in many other illnesses on the rise.
It is encouraging to see Mexico take steps to protect it's people and find other methods of productivity. Perhaps America is not to far behind.