Roundup®/Glyphosate Background Materials

General Information

Roundup® and Human Health

Roundup® and the Environment

Roundup® and Wildlife

How do the allegations about glyphosate by Don Huber stack up to the facts?

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In 1974, Monsanto developed a new herbicide called Roundup®. The original Roundup formulation and the Roundup brand herbicides that followed were developed to control a wide variety of weeds, grasses, and broadleaf plants. The active ingredient in the herbicide is called glyphosate. A majority of Roundup brand herbicides contain three components — the active ingredient glyphosate, water and a soap-like surfactant blend.