Once again it has allowed Monsanto to go beyond the acceptable limits to poison our foods with the herbicide Roundup. Previous articles here have shown how dangerous this chemical is and how it affects animals.
WE ARE HUMAN ANIMALS!
Somehow we MUST stop the EPA from enabling Monsanto's heinous acts which endanger our health and the health of all who unknowingly consume the highly toxic chemicals used by Monsanto.
I sincerely hope you share this article with everyone you care for. This is of extreme and urgent importance.
I CANNOT STRESS HOW VERY IMPORTANT THIS INFORMATION IS.
You will find no better documentation than its author Mr. Ji provides.
He is impeccable in his research.
The Tea Room wishes to thank Sayer Ji, founder of the extraordinary website GreenMedInfo, for permission to reprint here, in full, his article.
"EPA to American People: 'Let Them Eat Monsanto's Roundup Ready Cake' ",
July 2nd 2013 Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder
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The EPA, whose mission is to "to protect human health and the environment," has approved Monsanto's request to allow levels of glyphosate (Roundup) contamination in your food up to a million times higher than have been found carcinogenic.
If you haven't already heard, it's now official.
Monsanto's request to have the EPA raise allowable levels of its herbicide glyphosate in food you may soon be eating has been approved [see Final Rule].
Public commenting is also now closed, not that it was anything but a formality to begin with.
Here is the original registration application, lest detractors claim it was not Monsanto behind this bold move to legalize what an increasingly educated public considers a form of institutionalized mass poisoning:
1. EPA Registration Numbers: 524-421, 524-475, and 524-537. Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132. Applicant: Monsanto Company, 1300 I Street NW., Suite 450 East, Washington, DC 20005.
Active ingredient: Glyphosate.
Product Type: Herbicide.
Add wiper applicator use over the top to carrot and sweet potato, add preharvest use to oilseed crop group 20, add the use Teff (forage and hay), and conversion of the following old crop groups to the following new crop groups:
Vegetable, bulb, group 3 to vegetable, bulb, group 3-07; vegetable, fruiting, group 8 to vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10; fruit, citrus, group 10 to fruit, citrus, group 10-10; fruit, pome, group 11 to fruit, pome, group 11-10; and berry group 13 to berry and small fruit, group 13-07.
Contact: Erik Kraft, (703) 308-9358, email address: email@example.com.
Notice above, the proposal includes "Add wiper applicator use over the top to carrot and sweet potato," revealing that one reason why Monsanto wants tolerances on glyphosate raised is because this chemical will be applied directly not just to Roundup Ready plants but to non-GMO crops as well, virtually guaranteeing that unless you eat 100% USDA organic concentrations of grave concern will end up in your food and body.
The Food Poisoning Bulletin describes the new tolerances as follows:
Under the new regulation, forage and hay teff can contain up to 100 ppm (100,000 ppb) glyphosate; oilseed crops can contain up to 40 ppm (40,000 ppb) glyphosate, and root crops such as potatoes and beets can contain 6000 ppb glyphosate.
Fruits can have concentrations from 200 ppb to 500 ppb glyphosate.
These numbers are magnitudes higher than the levels some scientists believe are carcinogenic.
Indeed, only last month, a new study found that glyphosate has 'xenoestrogen' properties and stimulated breast cancer proliferation in the parts per trillion range – that would be six orders of magnitude lower levels than presently receiving the EPA's Monsanto-friendly stamp of approval.
So how does the EPA address the potential for carcinogenicity in section 3 of their Exposure Assessment?
They state their position as follows:
"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."According to this ruthless logic, since the EPA designates itself a higher authority than the independent scientific evidence clearly signaling glyphosate's carcinogenicity (view the toxicological data yourself here), it requires no safety testing.
Let the exposed populations eat Roundup Ready cake and fester in an epidemic of cancers, as it turns a self-blinded eye to the problem.
The EPA has just made such a mockery of its own mission statement, which is "to protect human health and the environment," that one wonders why they have not already declared themselves a wholly owned subsidiary of Monsanto.
The obvious reason why Monsanto and its 'EPA cheerleading division' successfully raised the tolerances of glyphosate in your food, is because the contamination is getting so bad they had no other choice.
Either limits are raised, or Monsanto breaks the law (by contaminating our food and poisoning us beyond the "acceptable level of harm" already determined by the EPA) and the EPA is shown to be completely impotent to enforce anything resembling its mission statement.
But despite Monsanto's latest apparent success, a growing grassroots movement comprised of millions of concerned citizens is defiantly expressing their own form of "glyphosate-resistance," armed with a growing body of published toxicological data linking the glyphosate herbicide to over 30 health problems.
This movement is mirrored poetically by the "super weeds" emerging throughout the Roundup Ready monocultured farmland of the world. In both cases, the center of real power is shifting away from Monsanto back to the people who are realizing that unless they retake back control over their food, they will be coerced and poisoned into a form of biological slavery the likes of which this world has never seen before, and if it manifests fully, will likely never recover from.
Learn more at our research page on GMOs: Health Guide: GMO Research
Also, download our entirely free PDF on the adverse health effects associated with glyphosate-based herbicide formulations:
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.
AS I HAVE TOLD YOU NUMEROUS TIMES, MY FRIENDS, WE HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WHAT IS ADDED TO OUR FOODS, NO TESTING LABS IN OUR HOMES, NO SCIENTISTS IN OUR EMPLOY TO TEST ANYTHING FOR US.
BUT WE MAY HAVE HOPED WE COULD DEPEND ON SOME AGENCY TO BE OUR WATCHMAN ON THE WALL FOR US, TO PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS FROM THE TOXINS AND UNSAFE PRACTICES USED BY UNCONSCIONABLE GROWERS.
NOW, WE CAN SEE THAT IS NOT TRUE.
WE HAVE NO PROTECTOR EXCEPT FOR MEN LIKE MR. JI AND OTHERS WHO CARE ENOUGH TO LOOK INTO THINGS AND DIG OUT THE TRUTH.
WHAT WE CAN DO IS HELP ONE ANOTHER, ALERT OTHERS ONCE WE KNOW OF SUCH THINGS. THE INTERNET IS A VERY GOOD TOOL FOR THAT.
OUR OWN CONGRESS HAS VOTED TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO PROTECT MONSANTO AND OTHER MEGA-CORPORATIONS ENGAGED IN GROWING GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS, USING GENETIC MODIFICATION TO RAISE FOOD ANIMALS, AND EACH TIME THEY VOTE FOR MONSANTO, THEY VOTE AGAINST US, THEY SELL US OUT.
YOUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, ALL WHOM YOU LOVE ARE IN GRAVE DANGER.
I INVITE YOU TO READ MY BLOGS ON POISONS IN OUR WATER, OUR FOOD, OUR AIR, AND TO RESEARCH THIS FOR YOURSELVES, TO READ OFTEN AT SUCH SITES AS GREENMEDINFO.COM.
EDUCATE YOURSELVES, FOR OUR GOVERNMENT WILL NOT TELL US THESE THINGS.
TRUST YOUR "GUT-INSTINCTS", FOR WE ALL WANT TO SURVIVE, AND THAT DESIRE TO LIVE REQUIRES US TO BE DILIGENT.
MAY YOU ALL BE WELL.