What I find especially disturbing is that numerous New Zealand communities are spraying Roundup on our residential streets and in city parks. The dog of a local woman recently died after visiting a park sprayed with Roundup. The NZ Green Party is campaigning vigorously for local councils to end this practice – there’s absolutely no justification for local government deliberately poisoning us.
Will the EU agencies listen?
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Christina Sarich | Natural Society
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just published a clear question and answer form on the toxicity of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide concoction, Round Up. It leaves no question that the herbicide is truly genotoxic, causing damage to life everywhere.
The report has likely come out due to controversy over the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)’s determination that glyphosate is ‘safe.’ The herbicide is meant to be voted on to reinstate marketability later this month.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the WHO, has stated clearly that both formulations containing glyphosate and pure glyphosate pose a grave risk. It is this clear explanation that leaves the EFSA little wiggle-room when trying to downplay glyphosate’s toxicity dependent upon the formulation.
The EFSA has tried to…
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