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'Win for Science and Democracy' as Court Rules California Can List Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen

'Win for Science and Democracy' as Court Rules California Can List Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

In a development heralded as "a win for science and democracy" and for "all Californians," an appeals court on Thursday backed the state's listing of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, as a probable carcinogen.

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This doesn’t prohibit the use of Roundup but it does add to the warnings. As if “neurotoxin” wouldn’t be enough. Well, lets hope those Roundup ready crops are the first to go.

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Yikes - what a map!

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Good news to start the beginning of the demise of Monsanto poison profiteers!
Does that mean California will be banning its use in state?

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Indeed. It means that in certain public places it will be posted that a hazardous chemical is used and improve or expand warnings. It would take quite a bit more to ban it but there is mounting evidence that it is not what it claims to be and is harmful.

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Excellent information. Thanks very much.

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Most excellent weasel word: “probable.”
In CA, many stores have notices posted at the checkout counter that some of the products they sell contain bisphenol A (bPa), a known carcinogen. It’s used in food cans and ATM/cash register receipts. The purpose is a “cover your ass” notice to customers that says, in effect, if you try to tie cancer to anything you purchased here, we did clearly advise you. The burden is always on the customer, never on the corporation.
Using human carcinogens in their products…because they can. One out of two men, and one out of three women get some form of cancer. Could there be a correlation with this demented corporate mentality?

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The central valley in California grows nearly everything, that soil has been heavily doused with pesticides for decades. It feeds the world. Can’t have any bugs eating on profits, it has to look perfect. Spray that poison because it won’t be stopped. I gotta move somewhere and grow a vegetable garden with tender loving care. At least a dent put into the Bayer-Monsanto anything goes poison routine, since we still don’t have the right to know what foreign substances are in our capitalist manufactured food.

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Does anyone here still possess Monsanto stock?

Does the map of Cancer rates look similar to this one?

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This is a great interactive map.

https://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/map/map.withimage.php?99&001&001&00&0&01&0&1&5&0#results

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Hooray for the Court. Hooray for California. This stuff (glyphosate) should be banned in all 50 states. Unfortunately, most of us live in less advanced states, where the agricultural chemical companies can poison us with impunity.

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Infinitely more dangerous to us than “Radical Islam” or Russia!

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In my view, the fact that any corporation can legally do this is utterly insane.

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Putting the cap on Monsanto’s poison red pen

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This map only shows agricultural use. In Oregon and the Pacific NW, clear cutting and forestry practice and use of herbicides is monumental. We have cancer clusters everywhere near our forests. Glyphosate and other herbicides are in our air, water and soil.

It’s not enough to label this stuff. The farmers and foresters are never going to believe that this stuff isn’t safe.

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Monsanto was just approved by the EU and the US to merge with Bayer. Monsanto will never die. It will just be re-branded.

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Between big pesticides, big vaccines and big pharma, chemicals certainly have more rights than people do. We are viewed as insignificant guinea pigs worthy of corporate plunder.

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Yep, I live in one the 88.06 pounds per mile areas. I think the changes will be evolutionary. Some things adapt and others will not. It is hard to convince people that institutional practices are harmful and that harm is exponential. We have to remind people that there are other ways and better ways before it is to late for it to be the benefit it could be.

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Moreover, the use of roundup is so unnecessary. Read the books by David R Montgomery and especially, Growing A Revolution. He describes methods of farming he has observed all over the world, arrived at independently by a few inspired farmers which not only improves their bottom line, restores their soils, sequesters carbon, increases infiltration, reduces flood damage, reduces the cost of most inputs but at the same time makes them the darlings of the Green movements.

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