Glyphosate is an herbicide applied to plant leaves in order to kill them (unwanted plants or weeds). The sodium salt form of glyphosate regulates plant growth and ripens specific crops.
The Monsanto ROUNDUP product that has a bad name contains glyphosate. Basically, glyphosate is an aminophosphonic analog of the natural amino acid glycine.
Explore the chemistry of glyphosate here.
Glyphosate was first registered in the U.S. in 1974 and is one of the most widely used herbicides. It’s used in farming and forestry, on lawns and gardens, and for weeds in industrial areas. Some products containing glyphosate control aquatic plants.
Glyphosate should NOT be eaten, and the ultra-clean organic turmeric root products available via this website contain little of this nasty poison (< 25 parts per billion), so it is certified A++. That is hardly any glyphosate.