First: The Real News and Fake Science.
From CBS on May 1, 2019: “EPA Says Roundup Weed Killer is Safe, in a win for Bayer”
· The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Bayer a boost when it decided that its Roundup weed (sic) killer didn't cause cancer.
· Two recent court cases found just the opposite, ruling against Bayer and Roundup.
· Environmental advocates, including the National Resources Defense Council, denounced the EPA's decision.
“After two recent defeats in court, Bayer has won a round — this one delivered by regulators — as it contends with more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming a chemical in its widely used Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it "continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen."
“The agency said its findings were consistent with those of "many other countries and other federal agencies." But environmental advocates, including the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) denounced the decision.
"’Health agencies and credible non-industry experts who've reviewed this question have all found a link between glyphosate and cancer," Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist at NRDC said in a statement. The World Health Organization in 2015 termed glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans.’"
What follows is a post from August 2018 that is so very much in line with today’s special interest takeover of our current government and, given this week’s EPA announcement, the long-lasting effects upon our world and we the people. And your children’s children.
Good Morning from Monsanto and Bayer. Snacks for All the Kiddies!
I know it is cold and wet. Have you been wandering along the aisles in Menards or Lowes, or Home Depot in anticipation like me and noticing the white plastic bottles of Roundup layered on pallets like rows of shark teeth waiting to be purchased at reduced “spring sale” prices.
My last post warned about the continuing poisoning of ourselves and especially our children with the chemical, glyphosate, in Roundup. Here’s another look in specifics at what levels your feeding to you children, friends, or selves:
From the Holistic Health Journal:
“In the United States, glyphosate was deemed safe for public use in 1974 and since then has been applied on crops by farmers. The most popular product that contains glyphosate as a main ingredient is Roundup, a product made by Monsanto. It is marketed not only towards farmers, but also heavily promoted towards people who have gardens at home. However, glyphosate, may not be as safe as the marketing claims suggest. Different studies have actually linked this herbicide to cancer and other health problems.
“According to a 2013 study published by Thongprakaisang, et. al., glyphosate caused the growth of breast cancer cells in humans. Glyphosate was found to be an “endocrine-disruptor”, meaning it has detrimental effects on the body’s hormones, specifically on estrogen. High levels of estrogen is known to cause hormone-dependent breast cancer, where in breast cancer cells multiply and spread in the presence of estrogen.
“According to an FDA- registered laboratory, popular American food contained worryingly high levels of glyphosate. Recent evidence suggests that glyphosate can pose a threat to human health at very low levels of 0.1 parts per billion (ppb). The laboratory found that popular snacks sold in most supermarkets had glyphosate levels between 289.47 and 1,125.3 ppb.
“Other countries all over the world, specifically the European Union, are more strict regarding glyphosate exposure – with the “safe” limit placed at 0.3 mg per kilogram of body weight per day compared to the US 1.75 mg/kg/bw/day. Here are the values of glyphosate content reported by the laboratory:
Call your Representative and Senator. Inform that you are concerned at the personal level as well when your neighbor is spraying Roundup around the yard and garden without any self-protection or comprehension of the breeze’s spread to your yard and children
Or? Call your favorite snack company? Kids love Goldfish! We are off Triscuits…. You should be too.