posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:58 PM
First off, Thank you seeker 1963!!!!
This month (May 2013) the EPA announced a final ruling to increase, yet again, the allowed residue limits in food and animal feed of glyphosate,
the key active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Under the ruling, the allowed glyphosate level in animal feed will rise to 100 parts per
million (ppm) and 40 ppm in oilseed crops. There is precedence for final rulings to be revisited, even reversed, if enough people voice their
opposition. The EPA will take comments on the ruling until July 1, 2013. The EPA ruling defies sound science and undermines public health. Peer
reviewed studies show rats fed diets as low as 2ppm of glyphosate were 70 percent to 80 percent more likely to develop tumors. Infertility, affecting
both the sperm and the egg, was documented in animals subjected to glyphosate residue levels as low as .05 ppm. Birth defects in frog and chicken
embryos resulted after being subjected to glyphosate residues of just 2.03 ppm.
Most people know how I feel about this company. I generally refer to them as Monsatan, out of a lack of respect for their business practices.
I wish I had more time to do more research on this, but my concern is that it seems that are so many bills being passed, or trying to be passed right
now, concerning this company. How many angles are they coming at us? How many ways can they get what they want, with total disregard for "We the
people?" Why is our government selling us out, when so many other countries are waking up? I understand the money issue, but didn't they try to
"buy" officials in other countries, that still seem to have voted for the public?
It is all so frustrating!!! Hopefully enough people put their names on the petition here, to make a difference, at least on this issue.