A controversial herbicide, glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide.
Also known by its brand-name: Roundup, produced by Monsanto. Some evidence links it with cancer - although the jury is still out on that. DW's coverage on glyphosate is collated below.
Farmers depend on it, environmentalists hate it and most people are confused about it: glyphosate, the world's most widely-used weed killer and a billion-dollar business. In a new report, the European Chemicals Agency said that glyphosate does not cause cancer. But how did ECHA arrive at these findings, can they be trusted, and what about the other risks environmentalists have been warning about?