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Monsanto and glyphosate

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Millions of people worldwide would be pleased to see the downfall of Monsanto and their dangerous activities, especially round-up weed-killer which is the thing that makes round-up ready crops unacceptable to concerned folk.

We might be assisted by good old Mother Nature in that weeds are becoming round-up resistant But some hideous concoction of science in the future,  something else, will take the place of glyphosate. See Pesticides in Paradise.

This from 2013

The benefits (of round-up) were short lived. Weed species began evolving resistance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, in the United States within five years. Fifty percent of U.S. farmers surveyed report glyphosate-resistant weed infestations.  Link

Glyphosate is a dreadful chemical, and it is now in nearly all of us, via eating genetically modified food. We have many food manufacturers using GM in the UK here. Avoid eating commercially prepared food and check what you eat.

Here is a brand new, up-to-date  report from The Institute of Science in Society  which is an ultra-green protest site about Glyphosate and everything they want you to know is HERE

“Future historians may well look back upon our time and write, not about how many pounds of pesticide we did or didn’t apply, but by how willing we are to sacrifice our children and future generations for this massive genetic engineering experiment that is based on flawed science and failed promises just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise.”

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

4 thoughts on “Monsanto and glyphosate

  1. What people fail to realise is there is no feed the world component or any altruistic intent whatsoever in GM crops, it’s a continuing agenda to cartelise all agribusiness. Our seeds or no seeds.

    Not wishing to be a doom monger but the multi decadal consequences are a totally unknown quantity, this could be a global catastrophe of biblical proportions. When we defy nature to such an extent it generally returns to bite us in the ass. Soylent green anyone.

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    • I probably won’t be here to see it. But the main concern is dammage to the immune system. Well, that’s what hapenned to the rats tested…:-(

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      • My concern is they think they know what they’re doing, they don’t. The vanity of man eh, especially if there’s money involved.

        The GMO industry have ruined as many third world farmers as they have benefitted, as I said on Malcolm’s blog, the more you look into GMO the dirtier it gets.

        We now have hundreds of legacy crops that can no longer be grown commercially any crop destined for sale has to have the relevant certification, there’s only agro giants that can afford this certification. If it’s in competition with a patentable product it’s not going to happen is it.

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