Please see the post below about Glyphosate renewal. Comments needed by April 30, 2018.
California Defeats Monsanto in Court to List Glyphosate as Carcinogen
A California Appellate Court sided with the State of California and Center for Food Safety (CFS) on Thursday, affirming that Monsanto’s glyphosate pesticide can be listed as a known carcinogen under Proposition 65.
“This is a huge win for all Californians—and a huge loss for Monsanto—as it upholds our right to protect ourselves and our environment from unnecessary and unwanted exposure to the dangerous chemical, glyphosate,” said Adam Keats, senior attorney at CFS.
“All California consumers have the right to know that glyphosate is considered a probable carcinogen, and Proposition 65 ensures that the public obtains that knowledge,” concluded Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director at Center for Food Safety. ”We are pleased that the California Appellate Court prevented Monsanto’s attempt to keep the public in the dark about potential hazards from their products.”
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's flagship herbicide Roundup and hundreds of other herbicides, has been found in vaccines. Moms Across America received preliminary screening results from Microbe Inotech Laboratories Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri, which showed:
MMR II (Merk) vaccine had 2.671 parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate DTap Adacel (Sanofi Pasteur) vaccine had 0.123 ppb of glyphosate Influenza Fluvirin (Novaris) 0.331 ppb of glyphosate HepB Energix-B (Glaxo Smith Kline) 0.325 ppb of glyphosate Pneumonoccal Vax Polyvalent Pneumovax 23 (Merk) had 0.107 ppb of glyphosate
The MMR II vaccine had levels up to 25 times higher than the other vaccines. Following our test, additional independent tests have confirmed these findings at or above the same levels…
According to MIT scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff, "Glyphosate could easily be present in vaccines due to the fact that certain vaccine viruses including measles in MMR and flu are grown on gelatin derived from the ligaments of pigs fed heavy doses of glyphosate in their GMO feed. Gelatin comes from collagen which has lots of glycine. Livestock feed is allowed to have up to 400 PPM [parts per million] of glyphosate residues by the EPA, thousands of times higher than has been shown to cause harm in numerous studies."
French scientist and glyphosate expert Gilles-Eric Séralini has shown in his research that glyphosate is never used alone. It is always used with adjuvants (co-formulants/other chemicals) and he has found those adjuvants to make Roundup 1,000 times more toxic. The detection of glyphosate in vaccines with this methodology would indicate the presence of other co-formulants which are also toxic.
Glyphosate Renewal: Please comment to the EPA by April 30th…
Right now, the EPA is accepting comments from the public on whether or not they should re-register glyphosate for another 15 years. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide on the planet and the main ingredient in Roundup which you may be spraying on your lawns. This is it guys. If we don’t get our voices out, it may be another 15 years of this toxic chemical inundating our bodies, harming our children and our earth. Sending a comment is fairly easy. Even if you don’t think you know enough about this topic, don’t let that stop you! If you care about having safe food, safe water, and not getting cancer then you ARE the right person to make a comment. It can be as easy as saying, “Despite Monsanto’s claims that glyphosate is safe, there is substantial evidence to show that glyphosate plays a role in the increased incidence of many chronic illnesses in the United States.
Childhood in America today looks like this: 1 in 3 is overweight, 1 in 6 has learning disabilities, 1 in 9 has asthma, 1 in 11 has ADHD, 1 in 13 has a food allergy, 1 in 20 has seizures, 1 in 36 has autism. 54% of American children have a chronic illness or are overweight. This is the new normal.
Glyphosate is up for renewal for another 15 years. Please comment. It's easy and quick. Copy and paste and add your story. (First timers, add your info, click on Open Docket Folder. The next time you comment, you won't have to fill in any info, only your comment.)
Comment: State your health story. Gmo foods and Glyphosate are pure poison. It's families like mine that are the proof. Please stop the poisoning of American citizens. Glyphosate is destroying the planet, soil, water, bee population, and causing disease in humans. Please do not renew the license for glyphosate.
Sneak Attack on Local Pesticide Laws by Chemical and Pest Management Industry in Farm Bill Passed by House Agriculture Committee
There is an extraordinary attack on local community rights to protect people and the environment from pesticides in the Republican Farm Bill, passed by the Agriculture Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 18 on a straight party line vote. The language inserted in the Farm Bill amends the federal pesticide law with a provision that prohibits local governments from restricting pesticide use on private property within their jurisdictions. Local laws in two states, Maine and Maryland, will be overturned with final passage of this law in the U.S. House and Senate. In those 43 states that forbid local pesticide laws by state law, future reconsideration of this prohibition, pushed by the chemical and pest management industry, will be foreclosed. Local laws protecting the environment and public health have historically emerged out of local governments, with laws related to recycling, smoking, pet waste, building codes, and zoning.
Pesticide Executives Are Running Ag Policy for Donald Trump
Isley will not be the only former Dow Agrosciences exec working on Trump’s ag team to open foreign markets for US goods. Indeed, Isley’s immediate boss will be a fellow alum of the company. In the USDA organizational chart, the FAS sits within the realm of the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Last year, Trump placed Ted McKinney in that position—a man who served for 19 years on Dow Agroscience’s government affairs (read: lobbying) team.
Pesticides Are Making Children Aggressive (Warren Porter, PhD)
After five years of experiments, Porter published his findings in 1999. His work is a warning that contaminated drinking water has the potential of muddling or slowing down or, in the worst case, destroying the intelligence and learning of children while making then aggressive.
As professors Porter and Guillette documented, pesticides trigger aggression, especially in children. In 1991, Porter lamented that it is impossible to have a “highly-ordered technological society if we raise a generation of children who are learning disabled and hyperaggressive.”
LIVE: Jeffrey Smith speaks before an audience in The Netherlands, discussing the health dangers and corruption behind GMOs and Roundup. He addresses the new threats on the horizon and the biotech industry’s tactics that we all need to be aware of.