Today we will look at another carcinogen the FDA has allowed to be used on the United States food supply glyphosate aka Round Up . Since it was discovered to be detrimental to plants in 1970 glyphosate has become one of the most used agricultural products.
Although the Roundup trademark is registered with the US Patent Office and still extant, the patent has expired. Glyphosate is marketed in the US and worldwide in different solution strengths under many tradenames: Roundup, Buccaneer, Razor Pro, Genesis Extra II, Roundup Pro Concentrate, Rodeo, Aquaneat , and Aquamaster. These products may contain other ingredients, causing them to have different effects.
Glyphosate is the most used herbicide in the USA. In the US, 5-8 million pounds are used every year on lawns and yards and 85-90 million pounds are used annually in US agriculture.
Scientific fraudOn two occasions the United States Environmental Protection Agency has caught scientists deliberately falsifying test results at research laboratories hired by Monsanto to study glyphosate. In the first incident involving Industrial Biotest Laboratories (IBT), an EPA reviewer stated after finding "routine falsification of data" that it was "hard to believe the scientific integrity of the studies when they said they took specimens of the uterus from male rabbits". In the second incident of falsifying test results in 1991, the owner of the lab (Craven Labs), and three employees were indicted on 20 felony counts, the owner was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined 50,000 dollars, the lab was fined 15.5 million dollars and ordered to pay 3.7 million in restitution.
It is interesting the EPA caught the fraudulent reports and not the FDA. I will not say the FDA is fully at fault here, as research companies manipulate test results all the time to get the desired results. Companies also hire writers to make negative test results appear positive. I do think the FDA knows this is being done but turns a blind eye on the use of dangerous carcinogens to keep the status quo.
A recent study by eminent oncologists Dr. Lennart Hardell and Dr. Mikael
Eriksson of Sweden, has revealed clear links between one of the
world's biggest selling herbicide, glyphosate, to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form
In the study published in the 15 March 1999 Journal of American Cancer
Society, the researchers also maintain that exposure to glyphosate
'yielded increased risks for NHL.' They stress that with the rapidly increasing use
of glyphosate since the time the study was carried out, 'glyphosate
deserves further epidemiologic studies.'
Monsanto have already received permits for a
threefold increase in herbicide residues on genetically engineered
soybeans in Europe and the U.S., up from 6 parts per million (PPM) to 20 PPM.
Now we see that not only is the FDA allowing carcinogens into our food chain, they as well are allowing the increase in the amounts of carcinogens used on our foods.
Our food chain is riddled with poisonous GMO products, quit consuming dairy products and boycott corn.Recent reports say that 60% to 80% of the corn in the US is GMO. I encourage everyone to boycott corn products while buying your groceries.
Lets send a message to Wall Street "No GMO's for dinner" Boycott Corn!
All these sanctioned carcinogens and yet, the FDA will not remove the safe non-toxic medicinal herb marijuana from its position as a Schedule One Controlled Substance. By not doing so our scientists may not investigate its astounding medicinal properties. There is BIG money made by keeping marijuana illegal and it has nothing to do with pot being dangerous to personal health, nor does marijuana cause violence as has been claimed.
Legalizing marijuana would give everyone the ability to make and use herbal remedies for thousands of common ailments, from mental illness to preventing and curing cancers. Marijuana would cost our health care system untold billions of dollars as people learn to use this healing herb to cure and prevent disease!