The consequences of a future without the herbicide glyphosate would be costly and far-reaching, with immediate negative effects on farmers, the environment and agricultural innovation, according to a study released recently by Aimpoint Research.

“While the markets would adapt to a world without glyphosate, it would be a substantial economic cost to farmers and cause the rapid release of greenhouse gases, reversing decades of conservation and sustainability gains,” said Gregg Doud, Aimpoint Research chief economist. 

“This report confirms what farmers know: Glyphosate is currently a core tool in our modern agricultural system, helping keep costs down and promoting increased conservation practices.”

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