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Sri Lanka bans Monsanto herbicide citing potential link to deadly kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

Sri Lanka orders ban on glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, citing kidney disease outbreak; Monsanto said the evidence is unproven.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Roundup":

"… on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide Roundup. The move comes weeks after publication of a new study in Sri Lanka sugge …"

"… heavy metals in the drinking water is causing the chronic kidney disease. Roundup is the top selling herbicide in the world, and Monsanto said the newest st …"

"… the local market soon after he was told of the contents of the report.” Roundup is used all over the world, including in countless areas that do not suffe …"

"… break down in people’s kidneys. It is the combination of heavy water and Roundup or other glyphosate products, he argued, that places the population at ris …"

CDC launches industry-financed studies of deadly kidney disease in Central America

By Sasha Chavkin

The CDC launches industry-funded research into a kidney disease killing thousands of Central American agricultural workers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Catharina Wesseling":

"… ncerns about the industry’s financial support for the CDC’s research. Catharina Wesseling, an epidemiologist who chairs the scientific group Consortium for the Epid …"

Countries target pesticides as suspected link to rare kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

Governments from El Salvador to Sri Lanka explore the role of pesticides in a malady killing laborers, as other scientists eye heat stress.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Roundup":

"… leading products such as glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, and 2-4,D, produced by Dow Chemicals. The proposed law would prohibit va …"

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Catharina Wesseling":

"… familiar with the problem or skeptical whether it even exists,” said Dr. Catharina Wesseling, the regional director for the Program on Work and Health (SALTRA) in Cent …"