Thursday, June 27, 2013

EPA To Raise Limits On Glyphosate Residues

Oh, and remember, Monsanto says this is safe (they said the same thing about DDT, PCBS and Agent Orange)

Must be why the person (farmer?) mixing it in this picture is wearing gloves and a respirator...

BOYCOTT THIS GARBAGE for your own health.

EPA To Raise Limits On Glyphosate Residues


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to raise limits for residue levels of glyphosate—a key ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, produced by seed and chemical giant Monsanto.

Glyphosate is used primarily with genetically altered crops resistant to Roundup, but is also applied to roadsides for general weed maintenance. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2010 Agricultural Chemical Use Report, glyphosate spraying skyrocketed exponentially over the past decade, with the latest figures showing 180 million pounds to 185 million pounds of the chemical applied to U.S. soil annually. However, some scientists and health advocates insist it’s a dangerous poison.

The new rule would allow forage (food for horses or cattle) and hay teff (teff is premium hay) to contain up to 100 ppm (parts per million) glyphosate, oilseed crops 40 ppm, root crops from 200 ppb to 6000 ppb, and fruits would range from 200 ppb to 500 ppb.Z

Glyphosate’s toxicity is controversial. Monsanto scientists say the chemical is safe because it acts on a specific biochemical pathway for amino acid synthesis that is not present in animals.

However, recent research shows that glyphosate may induce serious disease in human beings because the chemical interferes with gut bacteria, which can disrupt immunity and vitamin synthesis.

In a peer reviewed study published in the April 2013 edition of the journal Entropy, scientists labeled glyphosate as possibly “the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment.”


EPA... does that stand for Environment Protection Agency or Environmental Pollution Agency? Monsanto stock must be going down and they now need their minions to do something to assure more sales of Round Up are necessary. The EPA, always to be counted on to think and act in the Corporate best interest over the people and the environment.

Oh,and it was also announced this year's dead zone in the Gulf Of Mexico will more than likely be huge, especially due to extreme flooding that is washing all this poisonous crap into the Gulf. Way to go in protecting our land, air, water, humans and marine life for the future. This is a disgrace.

If the EPA was a person and it pulled down its pants you would see lip imprints with the word Monsanto all over it's a**.


Also see:

Public Kept In The Dark About Round Up Link To Birth Defects-New Report

Study Links Glyphosate To Autism, Parkinson's And Alzheimers

The Price Paid For Soy Monoculture In Argentina

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