The continued use of glyphosate as a pre-harvest drying agent is contaminating America’s food supply with a known cancer-causing chemical. The EPA has known this for a long time, so the purpose of the march is to create publicity that will create public pressure to force the agency to do what it is supposed to do.
The beer brands included Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken, Guinness, Stella Artois, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada and Samuel Adams, and the wine brands were Beringer, Sutter Home, Barefoot, Inkarri and Frey Vineyards. The levels detected were below limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency, but critics still believe it is harmful.
Lawyers for Johnson claim that Monsanto was aware of the dangers of its product, but covered it up through a campaign of misinformation and attacks on studies that revealed the danger. Johnson’s case was the first to directly connect Roundup with deadly cancer. Bayer, which acquired Roundup, faces about 8,000 more lawsuits.
Desiccants kill more than plants. Herbicides like glyphosate also kill bacteria, and can act like “antibiotics.” Human gut bacteria are sensitive to antibiotics, which is why we should avoid eating herbicides. When microbes are disturbed, diseases like obesity, Alzheimer’s, or celiac disease can result. Choose organic instead.
Israel has been spraying Palestinian crops in Gaza with herbicides to damage the vegetation since 2014. Officially, the crop dusting is only done on the Israeli side of the border fence, but Palestinian farmers and the Red Cross testified that the damage can be seen deep inside Palestine. Glyphosate is the main herbicide that is used, which can stay in the soil for months or even years, and may have negative health effects.
Internal emails from the FDA show that their chemist found glyphosate weed killer, a “probable carcinogen”, in every food sample that he tested, except broccoli. Separately, another FDA chemist found that corn contained 6.5 ppm glyphosate, while the legal limit is 5 ppm. A trial is set for June 18 in San Francisco that pits more than 300 farmers, landscapers and gardeners against Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, claiming that exposure to glyphosate in the product caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Court documents reveal deep roots of corruption and collusion between Monsanto and the EPA. The EPA declared that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was safe without conducting tests on it. It relied solely on Monsanto research. […] Monsanto’s lead toxicologist, in her deposition to the court, admitted that the company did not run studies to see if there is a link to cancer. The EPA’s Jesse Rowland of the agency’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee even tried to kill cancer research conducted by the World Health Organization that indicated Roundup was carcinogenic.
A retired EPA official is at the center of more than 20 lawsuits that allege Monsanto failed to warn of cancer risks from glyphosate, the key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer. Jess Rowland, a former EPA deputy division director, is accused of helping Monsanto by publishing a report advising that there was not enough evidence to link glyphosate to cancer, which preempted further research. The EPA is trying to stop his deposition in March.