Where is Glufosinate-ammonium used?

Glufosinate-ammonium is currently registered for use on more than 100 crops in 82 countries. Herbicides like Basta®, Finale® or Liberty® rely on this unique active ingredient and mode of action.

Across Europe and Asia, Glufosinate-ammonium is used to treat weeds in conventional crops, though in countries such as the USA and Australia where genetically-modified (GM) crops are accepted and grown, Glufosinate-ammonium is also used to control weeds in specific GM LibertyLink crops – soybeans, corn, canola or cotton – which have been developed to resist the effect of the herbicide.

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Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low

The latest monitoring report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits. More than 97% of food samples collected across the EU in 2015 were within legal limits, with just over 53% free of quantifiable residues. The figures are in line with those recorded in 2014.

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How safe is Glufosinate-ammonium to the environment?

The herbicide is rapidly degraded by micro-organisms in the soil, making water contamination very unlikely. Risk to birds, bees, aquatic organisms, earthworms and other soil organisms is also very unlikely if the product is used according to label instructions.

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