EPA’s failure is harmful to people, fauna, and flora
The EPA’s obligation is to take care of our health. Sadly they are doing a very poor job. Why am I saying this? Please let me explain.
Research has shown that the “Inactive” ingredients in Roundup are thousands of times more toxic than glyphosate itself. The active ingredient glyphosate and the inactive ingredients act synergistically to compound the potency (danger) of Roundup.
You know that glyphosate is sprayed on crops worldwide. Not only on crops which is already bad enough, but it is also sprayed on lawns, roadsides, parks, and playgrounds all over the United States. It looks as if there is a massive poisoning plan in place and I wonder why people are doing something so stupid.
EPA’s responsibilities not fulfilled
The big problem is that the EPA should take care of our health and the environment. They are not fulfilling the justified expectations. Glyphosate was patented in 1961 by the Stauffer Chemical Co. as a descaling and chelation agent. The problem lies in that the product Roundup is not tested well and has been on the market since 1974.
Monsanto developed and also patented the use of glyphosate to kill weeds in the 1970s and then, some years later brought it to the market under the name Roundup. The EPA regulates whole formulations and mixtures but does not test each ingredient separately and they neither test what happens when “inactive” and “active” ingredients come together. It produces a deadly cocktail.
An alarming study
In 2006, a peer-reviewed study revealed that 500 products which were listed as “inert” actually were as dangerous or more dangerous than the published main ingredient. And on top of this, these “inert” ingredients do not need to appear on the label so you have no idea that they are there.
In 2013 came a new finding that some of the Roundup additives were almost 10.000 times more toxic to human cells than glyphosate on its own. This deadly mixture is sprayed daily all over the place and we have not been able to stop its use yet.
In the 2013 study, researches tested mitochondrial activities and degradation and found that Roundup was one of the most toxic of the 9 products tested. When you know that the calculation of acceptable daily intake only takes into consideration the “main” Ingredient” you can see that the risk to our health is far higher than thought.
Each of the many “inert” ingredients is dangerous but mixing them makes a product thousands of times more harmful. The dangers are many times multiplied by the principle of synergy. That word is used as a selling point for Roundup, showing its effectiveness as a weed killer. Well, actually it kills all small life, butterflies, bees, and other insects, Birds again may eat a dead insect and that is how the tragedy unfolds.
On which side is EPA standing?
So, EPA does not test for ingredients separately and neither what happens when all these toxins are combined. And the EPA is not obliged to test for the following health conditions, chronic toxicity, neurotoxicity, carcinogenicity, sub-chronic oral toxicity, inhalation toxicity, etc. I just wonder what are they doing because there appears to be a long list of things they do not do. Where is the EPA’s loyalty, to the people or to big agrochemical companies?
A very important report on pesticides
Have you heard of the report on pesticides presented to the UN Human Rights Council on March 7, 2017? It is quite amazing that one has not heard much about it especially when this report is so shocking.
This report states that herbicides and pesticides cause up to 41 million adverse reactions and are responsible for 200.000 deaths globally every year. Do you not think this is a staggering figure? We really should be more informed about these things but once again the people, in general, are being kept ignorant. That makes you wonder who is behind this and who benefits from this news being kept secret.
When this report was delivered before the UN Human Rights Council, it described the effects to you and your health when you have chronic exposure to pesticides. It can cause different types of cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and hormone disruption. It causes all kind of disorders and even sterility. The special UN investigator and renowned research professor and co-author Hilal Elver stated the situation is catastrophic and also threatens your right to good food and health.
Most of these deaths occur in developing countries where farm people are not informed and therefore spray their crops without any protection. Children are especially vulnerable to the negative effects of pesticides. In those countries, children start working in the fields at a very early age, instead of going to school. You can imagine the disaster. Children are very sensitive to contamination of food, much more than grown-ups.
Who is behind this disaster, well, I think that is obvious. These are the agrochemical companies with their $50 billion dollar industry for the pesticide/herbicide market. This gives them power over governments as well as the scientific community. How long have the dangers of using pesticides being kept hidden?
The poisoning of our environment
In the meantime, the environment is poisoned. Butterflies and bees, insects on a whole and small mammals and birds are being annihilated. As a consequence, our world goes down the drain and the human race will be no more. We should not let this happen to our planet. We should refuse being poisoned.
One fact is more than clear. The EPA is not doing its job. Human health should come first. The EPA does not properly test these products. Each of the ingredients in these diabolic products should be tested individually and also in combination with each other. If this would be performed, then there would not exist such dangerous products on the market. These products are constantly putting our health and the environment in peril.
I think it is high time to put an end to the usage of Roundup. Its toxicity to humans, fauna, and flora has been proven too often. We are forced to eat GMO crops which are sprayed with pesticide. How did we ever land in this mess?
It is time to speak up and boycott Monsanto and all companies which use and promote Monsanto. Something to think on is the following fact. People working for Monsanto are not served GMO food in their cantina. Why should we be eating it then?
Institutions which should safeguard our health when not fulfilling their obligations should be voted out.
While I was writing this post I received an email from EWG. The news is not good and really makes one wonder in what kind of world we are living in. EPA declares Monsanto’s carcinogenic weedkiller glyphosate as safe. There are numerous studies which link glyphosate to cancer and many other ailments. EPA sides with Monsanto and even used research paid for by Monsanto to prove the opposite.
Internal Monsanto emails show the EPA tried to hide this information and instead of protecting the health of the people they side with Monsanto allowing the continued use of glyphosate putting profit above health.
I was asked the question if there are natural substitutes for Roundup, yes there are, please read this link. It might involve some physical work but that again is good for our health.
Source: Lori Alton, staff writer for NaturalHealth365 on April 13, 2019
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Perhaps you would like to read about my personal experience with Roundup.