What Is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup and several other commercial weed killers. Its chemical name is N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine. The widely used herbicide is available as an acid, a salt, a solid and an amber-colored liquid.
Farmers use glyphosate to eliminate unwanted weeds that compete with crops for sunshine, nutrients and water. Breathing or coming into contact with glyphosate can lead to certain reactions, including irritations of the skin, throat and lungs…”