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originally posted by: Corruption Exposed
originally posted by: olaru12
I have heard of this as well...very sad indeed.
The stuff is turning up pretty much everywhere
I hope that one day we look back and realize how wrong we were to allow this to happen.
Because the masses care more about the Kanye West marriage than they care about their air, water and food quality. Have another Big Mac and Diet Coke with me and watch the world burn.
What are your thoughts about these toxins being found in 75% of air and rain water samples?
I find it difficult to believe that you are being serious since you barged in here and defended corporations without even addressing the main topic of the OP.
In recent years, Roundup was found to be even more toxic than it was when first approved for agricultural use, though that discovery has not led to any changes in regulation of the pesticide. Moreover, Roundup’s overuse has enabled weeds and insects to build an immunity to its harsh toxins.
The yield per acre has skyrocketed from 24 bushels in 1931 to a national average of 154 now, or a six-fold gain.
In many cities, glyphosate is sprayed along the sidewalks and streets, as well as crevices in between pavement where weeds often grow. However, up to 24% of glyphosate applied to hard surfaces can be run off by water. Glyphosate contamination of surface water is highly attributed to urban use. Glyphosate is used to clear railroad tracks and get rid of unwanted aquatic vegetation.[2
True, that traditional farming methods hasn't a hope of feeding the swarming masses... and Monsanto has been instrumental in increasing yield, but using highly toxic, long stable compounds that saturate everything is not a solution in the long term.
but making it less about profits and more about long term goals and health would point us towards enclosed hydroponic high yield complexes, for instance, where toxins wouldn't be necessary.
originally posted by: CoherentlyConfused
a reply to: Margana
We eat hybrid bananas, not GMO. GMO is where the food is modified at the genetic level, introducing genes from a completely different species into a plant to take on traits of that species, like human genes into corn, or fish genes into tomatoes.
Hybrid is just cross-breeding two different types of fruit plants and has been done for probably centuries.
originally posted by: rickymouse
They will have us dependent on Monsanto to provide all food soon. They will screw up all the land. Weeds actually are necessary for our environment, many creatures count on them. Maybe monsanto wants to kill all the natural medicines, they are tied to pharmaceuticals.