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Chemical alert

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13 January
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ. Itโ€™s banned in several countries and at the heart of multi-million rand legal claims by people in the United States claiming it causes cancer. A growing body of evidence internationally is suggesting that glyphosate, the active ingredient in some weedkillers, may be responsible for certain cancers. Nonetheless, South Africans use it widely in agriculture and its even on supermarket shelves for use in home gardens. Carte Blanche investigates why legislation allowing the chemical has not been updated since 1947 to account for the right to a clean and healthy environment promoted in our Constitution.
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