EPA Clears Monsanto Roundup Chemical of Health Risks to Humans

By | December 27, 2017

  • December 27, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Captain Planet says:
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    Great, let’s start sprinkling it on our steaks! Mmmm, love those chemicals. What our food needs…are more chemicals (Christopher Walken voice).

    I understand the argument some of these have to be applied in order to generate the yields necessary to feed the world. That doesn’t mean I have to feed them to my family and I’ll choose to not plate chemically enhanced produce in front of my wife and daughters. Not to mention most of this ends up as feed for our animal protein. Again, I’ll take the grass fed route if I’m going to have meat with a meal. I’m not down with the factory farms I have seen firsthand; beef, poultry, or seafood. It’s sad we have now taught fish how to eat corn and other grain. Corn has changed us and furthered our growing addiction to sugar. And, you can point at these guys, Monsanto, for that depressing fact.

    • December 28, 2017 at 7:25 am
      DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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      Wait! Science of chemical agents is junk science, but science of climate issues is solid? OK. I read only the first sentence of your post, saw a few words as I glanced over the rest, and decided; td;dnr.

      • December 29, 2017 at 1:52 pm
        Helpingout says:
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        You are again missing the point on this, like most comments you make. Please stay on topic or leave this post. Thank you

        • January 2, 2018 at 9:33 am
          DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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          Nope. You are confused, doubled.

  • December 27, 2017 at 9:54 am
    gb says:
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    Goes to show what happens when one moron puts another in charge of a department that he has no knowledge of running!

    • December 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm
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      GB As I understand the constitution as per amendment 10: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,
      nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to
      the States respectively, or to the people.

      I can therfor find no authority for there to even be an EPA so as such this should all be a mute point. Now that said unfortunately the feds are power mad and continue to take from the states at every opportunity powers that should only be the powers and rights of the individual states.

      • December 29, 2017 at 9:04 am
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        Yes! the most pressing issue is how the feds want the states to stop voting to legalize marijuana! DAMN FEDs

  • December 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm
    Tont Davis says:
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    1. The other 3 parts of WHO, the UN, FAO, EU pesticide safety and many others and a recent multiyear study that was surpassed by the only group to be negative on RoundUp safety, say that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. Even with the now discredited WHO group’s safety assessment glyphosate is as safe as eating processed meat and safer than eating red meat (I kid you not – look at their own assessments).

    2. Roundup was first used on non-GM wheat and barley just before harvest and to clean up weeds. It is not used directly on lawns unless you want to KILL the lawn.

    3. Its use increased when corn, soy, canola and cotton were made tolerant to it by GM technologies .

    It is safer than other herbicides because it becomes inactive when it hit the soil. You can plant a crop a day after spraying. Many other herbicides leave active residues that harm future crops or get into water supplies.

    Since there are very sensitive tests to pick its native residues it ca be detected in soil, food at very low levels – like 1 part in a trillion. Yet it is less toxic than table salt. Just because you can detect it it doesn’t mean it is a hazard.

    Using glyphosate reduces the use of more toxic herbicides and also allows for no till farming which has big benefits for the soil and nature. It reduces CO2 emissions since the farmers don’t have to plough. The leave the remains of crop on soil after harvest this enriches soil and protects wildlife over fall, winter and early spring.

    Us elf glyphosate has a problem as any herbicide does. If you use a herbicide it kills weeds and they can be a host for beneficial insects (as well as pests). The answer is planting these old plants around the field and there is now a growing action to provide farmers with the seed needed.

    It would be nice if we could remove herbicides from use but if you did you wouldl have to turn 50% more land from wild or fallow to fully cultivated and that has a much worse effect on nature and everyone than using a herbicide. And if you have use a herbicide you need to use the safest and glyphosate is one of those. We should encourage the companies to make even safer ones but to do that they will need to GM engineer the crops to survive the herbicide

  • December 27, 2017 at 10:43 pm
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    Only in Trump world could this happen.

    • December 28, 2017 at 7:28 am
      DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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      And thank God for that! Oh, wait! Thank honest, hard-working American citizens for that.

  • December 28, 2017 at 5:32 pm
    Phillip George says:
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    Only in Trump World of Great Again can something be as so.

  • December 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    Carol says:
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    There are plenty of studies that suggest that all of these chemicals are NOT increasing yield and that by rotating crops and re-establishing the brushland and the insects who inhabitate them that the pesticides would keep themselves in balance. The problem is that these chemicals “target” certain insects and put the entire ecosystem out of place. Multiply that by a fuel source that is completely unneeded (corn/ethanol) and now we have a complete imbalance that threatens our essential honey bees that pollinate EVERYTHING! Let’s not kid ourselves, this is not about Trump or any President, it is about corporations and their entitlement to contaminate at the expense of our community and property health. It is about Monsanto buying their way and building “evidence” – that these chemicals are OK and tolerable. If it so great, how come so many other countries are banning it?? This is not about too much Federal control, it is about our country taking responsibility of our country and our resources and people and putting that collective health above the profits of some corporation who buys their politicians.

    • January 2, 2018 at 9:35 am
      DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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      Yes, there ARE studies. Please list the ones to which you referred.

    • January 2, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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      Carol it IS about the presidents. They are the ones that appoint the head of the EPA etc. They are the ones that allow these chemicals to be used. That’s why all these controls are being rolled back.

  • January 2, 2018 at 10:13 am
    grower says:
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    There actually is almost no shortage of food in the world. Technology(good, bad or polluting) is producing much more on the same acreage (or newly cleared acres).

    Politics/wars, distribution issues, outright waste and lack of local storage leaves many hungry.

  • November 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    CG says:
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    If these companies feel that these products are so safe. Put there required amount that they feel is safe in a glass of water and ask the presidents of there companies to drink it for them selves.

  • May 7, 2019 at 6:16 pm
    Woody says:
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    If it’s so safe & not a carcinogen, then why are the courts out west letting people file law suits over this cancer causing agent, and these people are winning these lawsuits…
    How much did Monsanto pay to the EPA for the EPA to declare Round Up safe?
    After a few million people are dead from it, they’ll take it off the market just like they did the DDT of the 50’s & 60’s. Too bad they wait for such loss of life though. Big money runs everything. If people starting boycotting the stuff, maybe we could make a dent into the problem. A bottle of regular household bleach will do the same thing for about $2 bucks vs the $20 bucks you pay for a bottle of Round Up………and the bleach is safe.



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