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Yes. That's the way it works. As flawed as it may be, what's our alternative? Superstition?
Just try to keep in mind that science... is often found to be wrong...
Wouldn't it be better if those hypotheses had some evidence to support them?
Wouldn't it be much better to address concerns, rather than lambaste others' hypotheses ?
Yes. Distortions and lies from either side don't help. That's why critical thinking is required.
I thought we wanted the truth here?
You didn't ask a question about bees. You as much as declared that bee declines are related to the use of glyphosate.
I posted earlier expressing my worry for the bees, considering I have personally seen a decline here, I guess I was outta line for asking that question based on my personal experience?
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
It would seem that while places like the European Union are coming to see the horrors of chemical contamination of food crops, our EPA is still so firmly in the pocket of large agriculture, they need help finding daylight again.
You think? From last year:
The European Union (EU), effective June 14, has revised its limit on glyphosate residue in lentil imports to 10 parts per million (ppm), up from its much tighter previous residue limit of 0.1. ppm.
Okay some 'peer-reviewed studies' that shed light on glyphosate intoxication and the various problems that may be induced from ingestion
A case of rapid lethal intoxication from glyphosate-surfactant herbicide involved a 37-year-old woman, who deliberately ingested approximately 500 mL of concentrated Roundup formulation
Yes. So what's your point? That someone is likely to receive a lethal dose of Roundup with a glyphosphate concentration of 10ppm? That would take eating an awful lot of beans. That woman drank half a liter of 41% (410,000 ppm) glyphosate.
I'm sure we can all agree too much of something can kill you.
Like we're generally ignorant out here (which isn't far from accurate) and are just as well left that way (Which is how it happens, to start with...lol).
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policies or positions of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Originally posted by Phage
Can you find good science that shows glyphosate is harmful to humans or bees at reasonable levels of exposure or do you just rely on what others tell you about it?
edit on 7/30/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
The USDA did not conduct the study. You will find such in many scientific articles. You will find independent collaborations with scientists from different Universities. The point is, those scientists are working independently from any affiliations they may have.
Odd to me that they would say that? Isn't that the whole point of the USDA?
In our study and those listed above, pesticides applied by beekeepers to control hive pests were present in a large proportion of the samples, often in quantities higher than most of the pesticides that are applied to crops.