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  •  I think Big Ag's reply would be: Bunkum (1+ / 0-)
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    The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of "glyphosate," the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food.
    Has anyone actually read that paper? It's a mishmash of pseudoscience that attempts to redefine the mechanisms of multiple diseases so as to shoehorn them into their model for glyphosate's action in the liver, then they ignore the evidence which they themselves cite which shows glyphosate doesn't do what they say it does.

    Moreover, It's "peer reviewed", in the sense that Entropy asks authors to name their own peer reviewers. Entropy and other journals published by MDPI aren't exactly known for being  members of the reality-based community either.

    Big Ag is asinine, but using stuff like this against them just doesn't help.

    •  I've posted several in the comments. (1+ / 0-)
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      If you're actually interested, I'd start there.

      As I said (in the other comments) -- the issue is that I have to find a link that isn't behind a pay firewall. But the link I used isn't the primary source for my information. That was a dozen or so peer-reviewed articles from respected academic journals.

      There is some controversy about what causes which. For example, some of the studies about breast cancer are inconclusive because they chose farmers who are exposed to huge amounts of the chemical as their subject base. 97% of those farmers are male. So, further study is needed.

      Another issue is that a lot of papers cover "pesticides" (which includes herbicides) and lists glyphosate as a primary ingredient.

      But there is a body of evidence -- in medical, toxicology, and epidemiology journals -- that strongly supports a connection between RoundUp and both breast cancer and Parkinson's.

      "Broccoli is revolutionary. Broccoli could take down a government." --Kris Carr

      by rb137 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 11:25:09 AM PDT

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