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The report, based on data from 2015 to 2019 provided by the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition in response to an official request put forward by Ecologistas en Acción, shows that glyphosate was detected in 31% of surface water samples. This percentage of contamination rises to 42% when looking specifically at AMPA, the main chemical produced when glyphosate is metabolised.
For groundwater, the environmental group found 11% of samples contained glyphosate and 0.3% of samples contained AMPA. Alarmingly, some surface and groundwater samples contained concentrations of glyphosate hundreds of times higher than the legal limit values.
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