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Glyphosate, if you didn’t already know, is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, RoundUp, though it is also in other chemical companies’ products. According to Friends of the Earth Europe, around 650,000 tonnes of glyphosate products were used in 2011, and since then sales have mounted to an estimated $6.5 billion, far exceeding the value of any other herbicide on the market. Numbers for 2014 have not yet been calculated, but the product is still used heavily, and shows no signs of being de-regulated or slowed in the U.S. or in several countries in Europe.
The main outcomes in the German report were outlined as such: