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A new report from the US Geological Survey suggests Mississipians may want to stick with bottled water and take short breaths, and a popular weed killer is largely to blame.
Herbicides and pesticides, and their still-toxic breakdown byproducts, are found in an alarmingly large portion of rain and air samples in Mississippi, according to a new government report.
The USGS study found that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, the most widely used product of its kind, and other pesticides were present in more than 75% of air and rain samples it tested over the past few years during the growing seasons in the Mississippi Delta, a large swath of agricultural land in the western part of the state.
Ten Ways Monsanto and Big Ag Are Trying to Kill You - And the Planet
#2 Polluting the Environment and the Soil-Food Web with Pesticides, Chemical Fertilizers, and Persistent Toxins, Including Dioxin
Industrial agriculture's heavy reliance on pesticides and fertilizers is responsible for the release of many dangerous toxins into our environment, but since Monsanto first commercialized genetically engineered crops in the 1990s, we've been exposed to one more than any other. It's common name is glyphosate, but Monsanto markets it as RoundUp and has created "RoundUp Ready" crops to promote it. RoundUp Ready crops are genetically engineered to withstand endless amounts of RoundUp. The success of Monsanto's business model has made RoundUp the most-used pesticide in the history of the world.
Seriously...how long are we going to let this go on?
A new report from the US Geological Survey
originally posted by: ATF1886
As long as farmers want to continue to get maximum profit and as long as idiots dont want to pull weeds reality of life is people are too brainwashed to know the effects ive used round up workin for a pest company i pleaded with the boss to not use it im just a peon...
originally posted by: ugmold
a reply to: ~Lucidity
What the hell can we do about it, even Elizabeth Warren Voted in Favor of Protecting Monsanto from Lawsuits.
Monsanto are Food Terrorists.