Environment group BEST has expressed its disappointment that the ban on weedkiller Rodeo could be lifted.

Products containing concentrated levels of glyphosate “present the greatest risk to everyone”, warned the campaigners, who urged the Bermuda Government to keep the suspension in place until a new training programme is up and running for those who use it. They were reflecting on a new report, commissioned by Government, which recommended lifting the ban from Rodeo as there were no significant adverse health effects detected from its use.

BEST did praise the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources for carrying out testing on glyphosate exposure and its breakdown products in drinking water, aquatic environment and food supplies.

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