Proposed Specific Regulatory Level Chemical Causing Cancer: Glyphosate

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06/21/2017 - 8:24am
Even in the midst of a current spate of saturation television advertising for the omni-herbicide Roundup, inexorably the state of California is the closing stages of listing glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) as a known carcinogen. A quote-unquote “safe” level is the last major agenda item to be decided about what should be an appropriate safety standard for the herbicide. Monsanto of course is pressing hard for the limit to be set high. Very high. But make no mistake: for this potent poison there clearly cannot be any safe ‘limit’-- other than for the also highly profitable genetically modified proprietary ‘designer’ crops and other vegetation strains sold exclusively by Monsanto. Among the millions of citizens concerned about a potentially high level being set for glyphosate in California, I join the multitudes demanding that California’s Office of Health Hazard Assessment ban this toxin from at least our own borders, and hopefully setting an example, leading the way as is often the case for our State, for others to follow suite. This needs to start not least with a rigorous review of the lowest levels for glyphosate in the epidemiological studies, including all research related to every negative impact from any application of glyphosate. It is imperative that these impacts be halted before they become legion.