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.
An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that the biomass of flying insects in a couple of states in Germany has drastically gone down. 76 percent fewer bugs are flying around in 2017 compared to 30 years ago.
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.