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Glyphosate Herbicide Roundup Triggers Loss of Biodiversity
The glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been found to trigger the loss of biodiversity among phytoplankton communities in freshwater ponds. In their experiments, scientists found that while some populations developed resistance to the herbicide and were able to survive exposure at high levels, this came at a cost, with a 40 percent loss in biodiversity.

The team say their findings are concerning, as it could mean these food web staples are more vulnerable as environmental conditions become more extreme under a changing climate.

 
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