a reply to: jamespond
I like your post, except for:
This is a company whose history is littered with scandals. If you want to eat their poison then go ahead but thankfully most people know better.
I don't agree. I think "most" people just buy their food, eat it, and trust that the authorities are looking after them.
There is much we don't know about how these things work until we have a personal reason to find out. My property and myself were horribly poisoned by
a lawn company that came to our property in error. I will name only two, maybe three, highlights that I feel are pertinent to this topic:
1) These chemicals are fast acting and no nonsense. We were living in a desert environment, with intermittent monsoons, so growing anything was
difficult. Nevertheless, we managed to grow a few large, impressive looking artichoke plants, with fist sized fruit on them. The boy who sprayed our
land, did not spray these plants. He sprayed the opposite side of a five foot wooden fence. But the next morning, every one of my two year old plants
was flat and dead on the ground like road kill -- and nothing would grow on our land again except for weeds.
2) When you call Poison Control, you are unknowingly transferred to the culprit company, who will lie to you and tell you that there is nothing to be
concerned about. They will refer to the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) but only share the "active ingredients." The issue is, the pesticide and
herbicide companies have a special, and unique to them, legal interpretation for what that word "active" means. The "inactive ingredients" are where
the bad stuff is, and that information is protected as proprietary information.
3) There is some fishy stuff going on with the MSDS sheets. As a past draftsman, when we created any document, every change, once the item has been
submitted, gets a Revision Date and a Revision Number, so that the changes can be tracked. It is this way with the MSDS sheets. I was exposed to a
chemical stew that included, but was no limited to, Round-Up and a product called Pendulum AquaCap, that has been renamed. And here I can uncover two
a) On the Pendulum AquaCap MSDS sheet, it said on the bottom, "Do not use with Round-Up." But later on, when they both knew of my poisoning, that
particular MSDS sheet disappeared from the earth. In subsequent sheets, that line was taken out and the resulting MSDS sheets were re-numbered. Had
that information of not mixing been in error, there would simply have been a subsequent Revision stating such. It was during this time frame that a
whole bunch of sites started disappearing from the Internet. Many of these were containing lists of the people who had died from such exposures.
b) On that same sheet, it said that the product had a half life of a few months, but over two years later, after the neurologist had dismissed me
because he had discovered that there were three parts of my brain affected, along with signs of both chronic and acute poisoning -- which he simply
threw up his hands and said were impossible and so instead tried to prescribe anti-depressants -- I had the soil tested and the product was still
there, despite two years of monsoons.
4) Regarding something written here someplace about DNA changes: I had been wearing sandals that day and my feet were drenched. When I went to wash
it off, it felt like acid coming from the tap. That was because the stuff was water activated. The next day I had a black line down the center of a
couple of toe nails. But I had a business to run and I believed what I was told on the phone, since we had called "Poison Control" three times. Today
I have 8 out of 10 toe nails that are horribly disfigured.
Sorry guys, I said I would share only two or three items. I get upset just thinking about this, and you have no idea just how much corruption is out
there. I've barely scratched the surface of my own experience as far as other things we uncovered, dealing with this gift that keeps on giving. I am
"grateful" that I am still alive, but ungrateful that this is even an issue, as people with similar exposures didn't live beyond two years. (We had a
holistic practice so we knew what not to do, and so I am still here 13 years later, but also still angry as hell about this.)
But my point is that people truly don't know to be concerned. We didn't, or we thought that our concern at the time was adequate. I'm tempted to just
delete this, but I am going to take a chance and hit Reply.
edit on 24-3-2016 by ClownFish because: Something got messed up and accidentally repeated. I took out the repeat.