It is important to make Monsanto responsible for LYING to the EPA about the fact that its product, ROUNDUP, contains aldehydes.
Back in the 1970's, when Monsanto first asked the EPA for the ability to have its product RoundUp licensed, it lied to the EPA. Monsanto never mentioned that the product contained formaldehyde.
Various anti-pesticide activists have come in contact with Dr Bob Simon who has served as a forensic witness in many court cases against Monsanto. At one point in time, the family that hired him won their lawsuit against Monsanto, and they were allowed to read various internal documents regarding the formula for RoundUp that Monsanto has kept secret not only from the public but also from the EPA.
Now for may who have looked int the matter, Monsanto sometimes will admit that RoundUp contains 41% glyphosate, 15% Polyoxyethalineamine (POEA) and the rest is supposedly water. But according to documents that Bob Simon read, RoundUp also contained Formaldehyde as one of the major ingredients. In a sense, this is "common sense" - without some aldehyde in the mix, the glypsosate would remain in cake form and not be spray-able.
Some researchers believe that there is a connection to exposure to Formaldehde and to coming down with multiple Sclerosis. For whatever reason, many times the person who does experience Multiple Sclerosis was very athletic prior to the disease, and has a history of jogging along roads or highways where RoundUp was used a weed control. Marc Lappe, who was a chemist and a pesticide researcher for all of his life, recommended that anyone who encountered RoundUp and started to notice MS symptoms should ameliorate those symptoms by gobbling up a healthy does of glutathione. I was fortunate enough to have his recommendation in my head on the day in the mid nineties when my neighborhood was sprayed heavily by Park and Rec ground crews with RoundUp, and my body was overwhelmed by MS symptoms, Lappe's recommendation to use the glutathione did knock it out of my system.
In ny event, my very good friend, Elise Mattu now has a petition up at Change.org. If you dislike Monsanto, please feel free to visit her petition. It is important to remember that should the truth come out about what is REALLY in RoundUp, it could be that Monsanto will no longer be allowed to have its product RoundUp sold over the counter, as Prop 65 considers RoundUp a dangerous carcinogen.
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And thank you for taking the time to do this.