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This should be interesting! It seems that only NGOs like US Right To Know will "drain the swamp" and root out corruption in federal agencies like the CDC:
House Republicans on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology are working with Monsanto to discredit research showing that glyphosate is carcinogenic.
There is a link in Marion Nestle's post below that leads to a pdf of the Minority Staff (Democrats) Report that is long but details a mind-blowing history of Monsanto's multiple nefarious efforts to keep glyphosate products on the market:
"Spinning Science & Silencing Scientists: A Case Study in...
How the Chemical Industry Attempts to Influence Science"
The USDA's "American Harvest Box" for SNAP recipients was evidently proposed by bureaucrats who don't shop or cook for themselves.
This how low Monsanto will go regarding those of us who have signed petitions to place a moratorium on or ban glyphosate:
Please donate to Avaaz so that it can hire competent attorneys to fight Monsanto's lawsuit.
One relatively inexpensive way to filter glyphosate (and many other chemicals) out of your tap water is to use a Brita faucet filter.
A light flashes red when it's time to change the filter and Brita will pay to ship the used filters to a recycling facility: https://www.brita.com/faucet-system-support/#faq800
Here a users guide that spells out the types of chemicals the faucet filter will remove: https://www.brita.com/…/19329000.019_BRT_CBI_FF-100_UsersGu…...
Glyphosate isn't specifically mentioned, but research has shown that activated charcoal filters do remove glyphosate in most cases: https://ascelibrary.org/…/%28ASCE%290733-9372%281993%29119%…
With nearly 2/3 of Chileans overweight or obese, Chile is taking several steps to stop the marketing of sugary junk foods to kids.
We clearly need to do the same, since nearly 2/3 of Americans are also overweight or obese.
"The proposal by the agrochemical giant Syngenta to dramatically escalate use of the harmful neonicotinoid pesticide came last Friday, on the same day the EPA released new assessments of the extensive dangers posed by neonicotinoids, including thiamethoxam."
The U.S. limit for gylphosate residues in wheat was .1 ppm but is now 30 ppm. The European limit for drinking water is 0.1 *ppb* or .0001 ppm.
(BTW the U.S. limit for glyphosate in drinking water is 700 ppb or seven *thousand* times the European limit).
Demand that any food company from which you buy non-organic food report glyphosate testing results for their products (and if they don't, we'll help you find someone else to test them)......
The EPA has fined Amazon $1.2 million for selling pesticides that are illegal to sell in the U.S.and could result in harmful exposures for users.
We must make sure these pre-sliced GMO apples are labeled as genetically engineered so that consumers who want to avoid GMO can.
The reason no one was able to find these GMO apple slices in supermarkets is because they were test marketed in only *six* Midwest stores (and likely not for very long). Reading the Arctic Apple's developer's hype about the test marketing leads us to believe that they were not just on shelves, but were actively promoted by salespeople (aka product demonstrators) situated in these stores who emphasized their non-browning aspect but never mentioned that they were produced by genetic engineering.
Food safety issues also extend to the food we feed our pets. In this case the contaminant was pentobarbitol, a euthanizing drug.
What we've all suspected is finally being validated. "Super-processed food" make look like food, but it really isn't food.
The United Nations is leading the charge against the industrial agriculture model by challenging its faulty talking points:
Trump administration proposes no fresh fruits or vegetables for SNAP recipients and no choice regarding the foods they receive.
What lamebrain thought this up?
This is one example of many revealing what Trump's EPA is doing:
In this recent video Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini discusses his latest research on the toxicity of glyphosate and the inert ingredients used with it.
His presentation upends much of what Monsanto has claimed about how glyphosate-based herbicides work. As you will see, one so-called "inert" ingredient -- POEA -- is much more potent than glyphosate in killing plants and thus is actually a very active ingredient, not an "inert" one.
Time to boycott more fruits and vegetables grown in California using toxic oil industry wastewater: