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glyphosate in Ecuador

December 23, 2006

Correa contends that the fumigation using glyphosate is unacceptable because it kills legal crops on the Ecuadorean side of the border and has been blamed for causing health problems.,,-6297141,00.html

Mark Souder is one of four Congress members to have sent a letter requesting $150m in additional military aid, for new equipment to set up a drug eradication base.

Mr Souder rebuffs concerns about the effects of glyphosate on people and the environment.

“Scientifically, there is no risk,” he says. “Emotionally it bothers people.”