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Campaign Against Glyphosate Steps Up in Latin America


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Campaign Against Glyphosate Steps Up in Latin America

Fabiana Frayssinet

After the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared glyphosate a probable carcinogen, the campaign has intensified in Latin America to ban the herbicide, which is employed on a massive scale on transgenic crops.

In a Mar. 20 publication, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reported that the world’s most widely used herbicide is probably carcinogenic to humans, a conclusion that was based on numerous studies.


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This is one reason Obama needs to get fast track on the TPP. Those countries that sign on to this Corporate handout will have to pay out billions to the Corporations if they implement laws to protect their own populations.


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To add insult to injury corporations responsible for environmental destruction are seeking to prevent nations, states, cities and localities from protecting their health, their land, water and air from harmful effects of chemical substance applications. This is beyond comprehension, it is worse than fascism?


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Obama already signed a "trade deal" with Colombia (also Panama and South Korea) as his initial response to the emergence of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) in 2011.


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It IS the global fascism that Hitler attempted to achieve.


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Glyphosate is a competitive inhibitor that blocks the shikimic acid pathway in microbial cells as well as plant cells. It is very likely that the presence of glyphosate in most of our food is changing the population balance of our gut microbiome. This is not a good situation. We should use the precautionary principle. If we don't stop using Roundup then we should study this right away, and then act quickly on results of the studies. We often see 3 mg / kg of glyphosate on GM soy. This is 300 micrograms per 100 grams of soy in our diet. This is 10,000 molecules of glyphosate per each of our 100 trillion gut microbes.