A new type of Roundup is on sale in Austrian garden centers. It’s the same old bottle with the same familiar brand name and is marketed by Scotts, under license from Monsanto. The only difference compared with the old-style Roundup is that the new one has a prominent label on the front saying it’s formulated “without glyphosate” (“ohne Glyphosat” in German).
Roundup 3L container label details — GermanOn the back, on the ingredients label, the “active substance” is defined as none other than vinegar (“Essigsäure”).
The new product was bought by Dr Helmut Burtscher, a biochemist who works for the Vienna-based NGO GLOBAL 2000, in a garden center in Vienna. He learned of the glyphosate-free Roundup in a brochure sent to his house advertising new products. His reaction? “I laughed — but then I went quickly to the store to see if it was really true or a joke. It was real.”
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