Glyphosate usage to be phased out by 2024 in Mexico

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The Mexican government is reportedly planning to phase out the glyphosate usage by 2024 as the country has already banned imports of the active ingredient of one of the most commonly used herbicides, citing risk to the environment.

“We couldn’t get rid of it all at once It can’t be done; it would hit food output. We would have to import, and the products we bring in would also be grown with the same agrochemicals,” the President told reporters

The crops most affected include sugar cane and fruits, as well as vegetables that are exported, as farmers would have to resort to alternative methods for controlling weeds.