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CS Sicily Kariuki Wants Kiunjuri To Determine Whether Roundup-Herbicide Causes Cancer


The Cabinet secretary in the ministry of health Sicily Kariuki has instructed the ministries lawyers to inquire about Roundup herbicide causing cancer from the Ministry of Agriculture.

The letter was addressed to Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri.

The Roundup herbicide is said to contain glyphosate which is said to cause cancer. The herbicide is already widely used in the country by farmers to get rid of weeds.

Read:Cancer Patients Spent Ksh1 Billion For Treatment From NHIF In 2016/17 FY

The letter from the Ministry of health sort to find out whether it was necessary to place cancer warning on foods containing glyphosate.

Here is the letter

Letter from Ministry oh Health/courtesy

A Court in San Francisco in the USA found that a man had develop cancer from exposure to Roundup weedkiller he used in his yard.

This  this is second case to go to trial over the alleged harms of the Roundup pesticide. Last year there were mass protests in Europe over the extension of the glyphosate. They argued that scientists had established that the chemical was carcinogenic

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