EPA Raises Allowable Concentrations of Monsanto’s Glyphosate On Food Crops


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monssssMonsanto continues to make more noise as they have recently raised the allowable concentrations of Monsanto’s Glyphosate on food crops, edible oils and animal feed. To be technically correct, it was the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but the EPA and Monsanto are nothing but a revolving door.  Dozens of individuals who work for and who have held high level positions at Monsanto have also held high level positions in the EPA, which is an agency (branch of the U.S. government) that sets regulations for the biotech giant (monsanto). For example, Linda J. Fisher, now working for DuPont, she is the former deputy administrator at the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances at the EPA, and the former Vice President of Government Affairs for the Monsanto Corporation. Another one is William Ruckelshaus. Mr Ruckelshaus served as the EPA administrator, the agencies top position. Mr Ruckelshaus also serves on the board of Monsanto. There are many more connections to be made (dozens), it’s no secret that the government, EPA as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all hold connections amongst each other.

Urgent action is required here. Public comments are due by July 1 to object to new EPA regulations which are already in place (Increase of glyphosate contamination). You can object and post your comments here. It’s time to make better choices in our own lives!

The new regulation sets the following regulations regarding glyphosate residues on crops:

  • It allows forage and hay teff to contain up to 100 ppm glyphosate (over one million times the concentration needed to cause cancer)
  • It allows oilseed crops to contain up to 40 ppm glyphosate, which is over 100,000 times the concentration needed to cause cancer.
  • It raises the allowable glyphosate contamination level of root crops (like potatoes) from 200 ppb to 6000 ppb
  • It allows glyphosate contamination of fruits at anywhere from 200 ppb to 500 ppb

You can read the entire document here.

EPA has evaluated the available toxicity date and considered its validity, completeness, and reliability as well as the relationship of the results of the studies to human risk. EPA has also considered available information concerning the variability of the sensitivities of major identifiable subgroups of consumers including infants and children. -EPA (4)

Based on the data summarized in Unit III.A, EPA has concluded that glyphosate does not pose a cancer risk to humans. Therefore a dietary exposure assessment for the purpose of assessing cancer risk is unnecessary.EPA  (4)

Glyphosate was recently found to cause cancer, you can read the recent study here.

You can read more studies on how harmful Glyphosate is here and here  .

Clearly, the EPA has not evaluated the toxicity properly. Glyphosate was recently found to be an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system in mammals. These disruptors can cause developmental disorders, birth defects and cancer tumours. Monsanto’s roundup has been responsible for fuelling breast cancer by increasing the number of breast cancer cells through cell growth and cell division. Researchers also determined that Monsanto’s roundup is considered an xenoestrogen, which is a foreign estrogen that mimics real estrogen in our bodies. This can cause a number of problems that include an increased risk of various cancers, early onset of puberty, thyroid issues, infertility and more.

Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects in human hormone-dependent breast cancer. We found that glyphosate exhibited a weaker estrogenic activity than estradiol. Furthermore, this study demonstrated the additive-estrogenic effects of glyphosate and genisein which implied that the use of glyphosate-contaminated soybean products as dietary supplements may pose a risk of breast cancer because their potential additive estrogenicity  (4)

Over the past few months the world has seen a staggering amount of activity surrounding biotech giant Monsanto. Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, it is the leading producer of genetically engineered seed (GE) and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand. A few weeks ago, there was a worldwide March against Monsanto that millions participated in all over the world, it wasn’t televised. On the eve of that march, the United States Senate shut down a GMO labelling bill that would have required all states to label GMO products, you can read more about that here. A few weeks before that happened, Barack Obama signed the H.R. 933, otherwise known as the “Monsanto Protection Act”. You can read more about that here.

What may look like setbacks from the government as well as the Monsanto corporation only come as a result of the current global awakening taking place. So much evidence has recently surfaced that coincides with all of the actions mentioned in the above paragraph. For example, Monsanto’s Glyphosate was recently linked to cancer, you can read more about that here. Scientists also discovered that the Bt toxins found in Monsanto crops damage red blood cells, you can read about that here. There are so many more connections that show how harmful Monsanto is, and how we need to make better choices in our own lives. I encourage you to browse through our health, alternative news, and science/tech sections for more info, or simply use the search bar with key words like “Monsanto”, and “GMO” for more information.

Sources:

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132-0009

(4) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170

http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416

 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/publications/00015/6-Dost-Glyphosate.pdf

http://www.naturalnews.com/040842_glyphosate_EPA_regulations_contamination_levels.html

 

 

 


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  1. Diane

    If Monsanto’s Glyphosate works so well, why the need to increase levels?

  2. T

    How long before someone musters up the guts to fight back? This is so sad and devastating. I hope someone out there can help.

  3. M.

    I don’t understand why there isn’t an ethics committee that investigates people holding jobs with the government when there is a conflict of interest (e.g. people who also have investments or serve to gain from their decisions)!

  4. OMFG!! I can’t believe more holding hands, more money talks BS! notice the guy in the pic… he’s wearing a hazmat uniform doesn’t that tell u something??? their poisoning us enough already now more?? WTF???

  5. Jiri Bakala

    So retarded. An action like this is just another indication that there is no shame in these people, no conscience. None whatsoever. It’s the height of egotism and selfishness. Most of them, guaranteed, only buy organic, like the Obamas. Once again, this is an un-announced war on the poor and, also ignorant. We all need to educate ourselves and vote with our money. Buy ONLY organic, local, proven good quality food. Stop going to establishments that sell anything GMO or commercially produced with the excessive use of chemicals. The tide is turning and ‘they’ are starting to worry. They WILL use anything they can to prevail. Let’s hurt them where it counts the most for them – at the bottom line.

  6. Lisa

    Time to stop Monsanto from killing us!!!! Even though I do my best to not FEED this hazard to my children, we live across the street from a grain elevator, and our community is surrounded by fields. It’s in the air, it’s in the water, it’s becoming inescapable!!! We, as a people, HAVE to stop this. I have no wish for my children and their children to die agonizing deaths so these pockets and the medical fields pockets may grow fatter!!!

  7. this is unnacceptable and a health hazard. no on wants this crap on their food. stop!

  8. We are sheep being led to the slaughter must be the fluoride in the water.

  9. Why is it, that “we” here in the U.S., are NOT being informed by the “Media” about these marches that are taking place around the world against Monsanto??? It seems the entire world is aware of the damage that Monsanto is perpetrating against us…except “us!”

    • lol. Because the people DOING the crime aren’t going to be like ‘hey, check out what we’re doing’. For these kinds of coverage, you need to go to Twitter.

    • terry

      go to infowars.com or other grassroots news organizations to stay informed, forget mainstream media, they are on board with government.

  10. Jason

    You state “Glyphosate was recently found to cause cancer, you can read the recent study here.”

    I believe you have provided the wrong link on “here.” You’ve linked to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132-0009 which is the rule document from the EPA stating no cancer risk.

    I believe you meant to link to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170 which is the abstract for “Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors.”

    You’re welcome.

    • Thanks for the find on the mistake there!

  11. you guys should send this to Dr Oz

  12. oh boy….. so ridiculous i cant help but laugh. *organic* is the way to go! No roundup for me yuck yuck

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