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California to List World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide as Carcinogen


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California to List World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide as Carcinogen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California’s Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will list glyphosate — a widely used herbicide dangerous to people and linked to the dramatic decline of monarch butterflies — as a chemical known to cause cancer. Earlier this year the World Health Organization found that glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, was a probable human carcinogen based on extensive research.

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Whatever point you're trying to make with the bold ad hominem and the non sequitur, you have missed the mark. Ad hominem is a logical fallacy, and you appear to have missed the distinction between glyphosate's intended purpose, which you point out, and its effect, cancer, which the CEPA intends to point out. That is the point of the article.

No, I don't eat those things, nor should you. Seriously, though: You should try reading Masanobu Fukuoka's The One-Straw Revolution, and Wendell Berry's The Unsettling of America. Cheers.


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The announcement by the CEPA (linked in the Common Dreams article) does not do this.