And, according to organic farmer Angus McIntosh, it can be found “in every loaf of bread sold in every shop in this country” and “in all processed foods, tinned foods and ready-made meals consumed by most people every day”. Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, a herbicide used commercially and by private homeowners, is in the spotlight after a jury in the US found that it had caused terminal cancer and that its manufacturer, Monsanto, should pay damages amounting to $ 289m to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who is dying of non-Hodgkin lymphoma believed to have been caused by his exposure to the herbicide.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told the Cabinet lekgotla that the government will need about R48-billion to support the implementation of the stimulus packages aimed at boosting economic growth to create more jobs. Human Settlements Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo has become embroiled in a tussle with the board of the Community Schemes Ombud Services over its “investment” of R80-million with the embattled VBS Mutual Bank.
Farm workers harvest cabbages at a farm in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 8, 2017. Photo – Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko/File for illustrative purpose Farm workers harvest cabbages at a farm in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 8, 2017.
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