"The people who are supposed to protect us from dangerous pesticides have failed to do their jobs."
The article talks about glyphosate being a carcinogen, which I don’t doubt, but it is equally harmful in killing beneficial gut bacteria that we are just now learning how vital they are to our health in many many ways.
Glyphosate is this generation’s DDT, but it seems voices of sanity can no longer effect change when something that is so clearly and demonstrably unhealthy makes corporations so much money.
“Since 1974 in the U.S., over 1.6 billion kilograms of glyphosate active ingredient have been applied, or 19 % of estimated global use of glyphosate (8.6 billion kilograms). Globally, glyphosate use has risen almost 15-fold since so-called “Roundup Ready,” genetically engineered glyphosate-tolerant crops were introduced in 1996. Two-thirds of the total volume of glyphosate applied in the U.S. from 1974 to 2014 has been sprayed in just the last 10 years.”
Ralph Nader talks about this in the 2nd half of the Oct. 28 Radio Hour. An investigative journalist explains how we’re all probably eating Round Up.
Thank you for posting this link. I listened to it last night from about the 30 minute mark where the interview began with Carey Gillam about her book Whitewash. What struck me most about what she said was how, from the leaked Monsanto Papers, that Monsanto has always known, from their own research, that they cannot truthfully say that Roundup does not cause cancer.
Cancer, celiac disease, kidney disease, Crone’s disease, autism, allergies . . . these are among the conditions and diseases that independent, non-industry-funded studies, have linked to glyphosate. It is truly an insidious form of poison that now courses through our bodies, and is detected in frighteningly high concentrations in our urine, blood, breast milk.
And then there’s nature. Is it a good thing to soak farm soil, park spaces, and school yards with something that kills all plant life, excepting plants that have been genetically modified to be resistant to that poison? Can killing all collateral plant life and contaminating the food of pollinator insects possibly be a good way to grow food?
This approach to farming and weed control can only be good in a world that puts profits before all other considerations.
Monsanto and their kind are hell companies.
This little move by the EU should make it a little clearer why so many European national majorities are henceforth against the EU, which has become little more than a bureaucracy for rubberstamping the abuses of the capitalist and banking oligarchies. The whole utopian “one big happy European family no longer at war” was a complete ruse. These bloodsuckers need war to survive, and they take it down to the microcosmic level–that is, the individual level. Glyphosate, like capitalism, is war on the individual and on humanity as a whole
Oh, so they have money in Europe too? Monsanto has given US politicians lots of money - to do what Monsanto asks of them - it is not disputed. pre-Pres. Trump was on talk shows a few years ago talking about “the US Government is FOR SALE” - and that he had often “bought their votes” on legislation, etc.
Trump’s crazy shit makes sense when we consider the idea that he is now Pres. and so he does whatever the highest bidders ask him to do.
It is called CORRUPTION, and it is almost as rampant in the E.U. as in America…