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Right before Our Eyes
It would be unbelievable. If it weren’t true.
Just 15 days after the World Health Organization said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen, our friends at the EPA signed off on additional uses of a new herbicide containing glyphosate. Dow’s Enlist Duo, concocted from a deadly mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate, can now be used in nine additional states. That makes 16 states whose citizens will be directly exposed to more glyphosate (with a dash of 2,4-D, a chemical used to make Agent Orange).
Dow rejoiced at the news. And immediately said it would seek approval of the product in even more states.
This is what we’re up against. Corporations willing to poison everything in sight with impunity, in order to line their CEO’s pockets and enrich their shareholders. Government agencies blinded and bedazzled by “technology” at any price. And politicians so beholden to their corporate donors they’re willing to sell their constituents down the polluted river to keep those corporations happy.
The notion of a “corporation” isn’t inherently evil. But the corporation that has no purpose other than to enrich a few, at the cost of many, and fulfills that purpose by peddling poisons under the false pretense of “helping farmers” or “feeding the world,” is.
Fortunately more and more scientists, more and more journalists, and more and more consumers are seeing through the lies and the fraud. And speaking out.
We are making progress, even if it sometimes seems too slow. With your help, we will keep moving toward a sane world, where prosperous farms and farmers enrich their communities, rather than poison them, by producing real, healthful, non-toxic food.
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