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Forum Post: Tell the EPA You Want Lower, Not Higher, Limits on Monsanto's Roundup!

Posted 1 year ago on June 14, 2013, 11:45 a.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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Tell the EPA You Want Lower, Not Higher, Limits on Monsanto's Roundup!

When does one plus one not equal two? When mounting evidence says glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide, does more damage to our health and environment than we thought. And the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responds by approving higher, not lower, allowable limits of the pesticide residue.

Please sign the letter below. Tell the EPA you want lower, not higher, limits on Monsanto’s glyphosate and Roundup!

This month (May 2013) the EPA announced a final ruling to increase, yet again, the allowed residue limits in food and animal feed of glyphosate, the key active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Under the ruling, the allowed glyphosate level in animal feed will rise to 100 parts per million (ppm) and 40 ppm in oilseed crops.

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[-] 1 points by ShadzSixtySix (1741) 2 months ago

''Roundup is now heavily sprayed in what is known as the "Soy Republic," an area of Latin America larger than the state of California. This region has undergone a profound transformation since genetically modified (GM) crops were first introduced in 1996. Some 125 million acres in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay are now devoted to GM soy production.

''Doctors serving these areas have documented an alarming increase in cancers. A group of dedicated physicians formed an organization, Doctors of Fumigated Towns. They held a national conference in August of 2010 in Córdoba, the center of Argentina's soy region. The Department of Medical Sciences of the National University at Córdoba sponsored the conference. An estimated 160 doctors from throughout the country attended.

''There is a disturbing parallel between the exponential growth of biotech agriculture and the spread of a cancer in the human body.

''Cancers are cells that reproduce rapidly and haphazardly with no regard for the greater good of the organism. Cancer cells consume valuable energy, starving out normal cells. They grow so wildly and so quickly that they crowd out their neighbors. They send off emissaries to start new cancer colonies. They make harmful substances that damage healthy cells. They spread relentlessly. In the final sad irony, when the cancer cells reach their growth peak, they kill their host and die in the process.

''Like a cancer, biotech agriculture has crowded out its neighbors and is spreading relentlessly. Also like a cancer, it makes harmful substances. Roundup is one of them. As more acreage comes under GM cultivation, we can expect Roundup use to continue to increase.

''Roundup kills plants, causes birth defects in vertebrates, and is linked to cancer. Can a living planet withstand the continuous assault from this poison any more than the human body can withstand the attack from an aggressive cancer?

''Do we need to fight biotech agriculture with the same persistence, commitment and force that we bring to bear in battling cancers?'' from :

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] 3 points by elf3 (3103) 2 months ago

Monsanto also has pharmaceutical holdings and benefit from cancer treatment...so they cause it and then profit from the treatment, this isn't incidental.

[-] 2 points by ShadzSixtySix (1741) 2 months ago

''Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance'', by Ellen Brown :

Your point is sound. Monsatan cash in on both poisoning then 'curing' us under their monopolistic aegis.

caveat ...