Monsanto: Alternative route to popular herbicide Roundup®

 

Factfile:

Company name: Monsanto

Location: Luling, Louisiana, US
Cambridge, UK

Products: A wide range of agricultural products including seeds for a range of crops, herbicides and animal feed supplements.

Sustainable change: Development of an alternative way of making the popular herbicide Roundup®, which avoids the use of extremely toxic hydrogen cyanide, and avoids producing cyanide-containing waste.

Effect: Risks to people working at the manufacturing plant, to those living nearby and to the environment, are greatly reduced by not using hydrogen cyanide. The much smaller amount of waste produced is also safer, as it does not contain cyanide.

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