Environmentalists swiftly slammed the Trump administration Tuesday for reaffirming the federal government's position that the world's most widely used herbicide poses no threat to public health—despite other global experts tying it to cancer.
Well THAT is what Republicans do. Being a Republican means that you are willing to sacrifice your children and grand children to corporate greed and right wing power. It’s nothing personal - it’s just business.
Write a letter to your local Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Hardware Store that sells this poison.
In the letter make it clear to the store’s management that you believe the strong smell and odor that permeates the aisles before and after the displays of this poison, is harmful to the health of your family including your children.
State in no uncertain terms that you intend to never return to buy anything from their store until the poison is removed and there is no threat to you and your family’s health.
They could put stronger directions for use to keep humans mostly free from toxicity. There are dozens of toxic chemicals, sprays, and kitchen products that need to be kept safe from the innocent and the stupid…
People who chose to use things like muriatic acid, Round up, rat poison need to be careful.
This not unlike the safety of guns issue. They don’t hurt anyone if they are utilized properly.
I use Round Up right next to my flower gardens and my Sumac mini grove. The stuff stays where you put it.
I know that these references are old but I wrote to King Arthur’s Flour Co in Vt just a few months ago and asked if the flour they sold was sprayed with ROUNDUP before harvest. Si, claro because the FDA says that the percentages used is safe. Yup and the drinking water in Flint MI is good for you also!!! because the FDA and EPA said so !
Anything that is not NON-GMO ORGANIC might as well contain arsenic, lead, mercury, in addition to glyphosate so we can all die quicker and will not be demanding M4All.
The EPA is going to get it’s a$$ sued; and, will lose. - Bayer has now lost at least three glyphosate/cancer related lawsuits: two in the U.S. and one in Europe, to the tune of millions of dollars; and, there are a few thousand more lawsuits to go.
They spray because glyphosate is such a good drying agent. I think they save money on not having to use so much natural gas to dry the various crops. Do not these people need to be wiped off the face of the earth.
We tend to pay close attention to these things since we’re bee keepers and organic growers. Here from Organic Consumers who also pay close attention and aren’t tied to Monsanto.
“We see the formulations are much more toxic. The formulations were killing the cells. The glyphosate really didn’t do it.” — Mike DeVito, acting chief, National Toxicology Program Laboratory
Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller may be even worse for human health than we thought.
As reported this week in the Guardian, new tests show that when Roundup’s key active ingredient, glyphosate, is combined with other chemicals to create the final product, the herbicide is more toxic to human cells than glyphosate alone.
As if glyphosate alone weren’t toxic enough.
U.S. Right to Know’s Carey Gillam reported on the first-ever testing, conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP), of glyphosate-based formulations. Previous testing focused exclusively on glyphosate in isolation.
NTP’s acting chief of the National Toxicology Program Laboratory, Mike DeVito, told the Guardian the agency’s work is ongoing but its early findings are clear on one key point. “We see the formulations are much more toxic. The formulations were killing the cells. The glyphosate really didn’t do it,” DeVito said.
The EPA, an oxymoron.
Maybe Trump will swig down a glassful of glyphosate like Obama did with a glass of water from Flint. Then we can watch as pustules pop out all over his body and he turns green and flops back in rigor mortise. Imagery is everything.