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.
The European Union has given conditional approval to the German chemical firm Bayer’s proposed buyout of US agri-giant Monsanto. The E.U. first secured some concessions before the deal won approval. The merger will create the world’s largest seed and pesticides concern.