Glyphosate was discovered by John E. Franz, an organic chemist who synthesized herbicides while working at Monsanto's Company in 1970. These chemicals became, and are now permanent, active ingredients in Roundup, a broad-spectrum herbicide used and sold by Monsanto.
Currently, it is still widely used on agriculture, and by millions of homeowners to control weeds in their landscapes. Roundup is applied directly to weed leaves and works systemically. This means that once absorbed by the leaves, it spreads throughout the plant system.
Sometimes when you use weed killer in your garden, it comes in contact with your skin and causes you some skin allergy. These allergies can be worsening and can be a dangerous disease like skin cancer.
Many people are suffering from these health issues and they are seeking help from professional roundup lawyers to get some financial compensation from the weed killer manufacturer. If you or your any known are also suffering from any health issues due to the use of weed killer then you can search for Monsanto roundup lawsuits through http://www.monsantorounduplaw.com/.
Initially, Roundup effectively controlled the growth of weeds, however, in contact with destructive crops. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum killer, which means it cannot distinguish between unwanted plant species and weed species.
In 1996, Monsanto began to correct this problem, by introducing Roundup Ready soybeans. This is the first genetically engineered plant developed by Monsanto. It was made by introducing bacterial genes that are resistant to glyphosate into soybean DNA.
In the following years, various Roundup Ready plants were developed, including cotton, corn, cane sugar, and other plants. Roundup is effective until all weeds are vulnerable to being killed, but resistant weeds begin to dominate agricultural land.