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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.

http://www.change.org/...

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    Offer your heart some Joy every day of your life, and spread it along to others.

    by Truedelphi on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 12:31:27 AM PDT

  •  Signed. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    Creosote

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time ~ Pres. Lincoln's warning for Romney

    by AuroraDawn on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:19:36 AM PDT

  •  Going back some 30 years and from memory (1+ / 0-)
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    Creosote

    when there was a debate over what constituted organic and how long a farm had to be organic in order to be tagged organic, i.e. how many years it would take for various chemicals and such to cycle their way out of the soil.

    The group I was working with was interested in Gramoxone or Paraquat (the stuff the US government sprayed Mexican marijuana fields with) vs 2, 4-D and its various manifestations (one of the components of Agent Orange in VN for those who remember) and finally Round-Up.  The one thing that struck me was many organic advocates were actually quite friendly to Round-Up compared to the other chemicals because Round-Up bonds with the clay in the soil and so does not migrate while the other chemicals migrate from the soil to the water table and to the watershed rather rapidly.

    This was before Round-Up Ready crops but the bonding in the clay bothered me because that would seem to indicate the possibility of a permanent build up in the soil since it did not seem to degrade once it bonded.  Since Round-Up Ready crops have become almost the exclusive crop choice in many areas, the opportunity for accumulation in the clay concerns me even more and I have to wonder if there is not some way for the bonded chemicals to "unbond" given the right catalyst.

    Sorry I can't remember more but it has been 30 years and some health problems ago

  •  here ya go (1+ / 0-)
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    Creosote

    I have had this bookmarked in my outrage file for a few years..

    http://www.vanityfair.com/...

    ashes..ashes..we alll fall down..

  •  A sci-fi book I sm reading... (0+ / 0-)

    ...refers to a certain genetically modified seed producer as Frankensanto.

  •  Also we have this (0+ / 0-)

    Round up resistance super weeds.

    Monsanto became a world leader in the field thanks to the introduction of Roundup-ready corn and soybeans. These crops were engineered to be able to survive spraying with glyphosate, a chemical marketed as Roundup.

    Farmers just needed to use this one spray on their fields and it killed all the weeds but left the crops intact. Growers rapidly adopted the new technology as it cut their costs substantially.

    ~

    "Roundup was the one that was supposed to do wonders," says Jeremy Leech's father, Van.

    "And it did for the first few years; anybody could raise clean beans. Obviously over the last few years, bean fields are beginning to look more and more like this," he says, pointing to a field where weeds tower over shrunken crop

    ~

    So powerful have these monster weeds become become that even spraying them with 24 times the recommended dose of Roundup fails to kill them

    White-collar conservatives flashing down the street, pointing their plastic finger at me..

    by BOHICA on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 04:40:54 AM PDT

  •  won't sign, but i loathe Monsanto (0+ / 0-)

    Sorry, but I just do not like sharing my street address with anybody I don't personally know and trust.  Street address was required in order to sign.

    If a new petition comes along that does not require this info, I will happily sign it.

    I have been active against Monsanto for years, and my outrage at them is complete.  I bet there are others out there who won't sign for privacy reasons.

    Want change? Vote for straight Democratic ticket! With the House, Senate, Governors and down ballot elections won by the Democrats, we will get the change we want.

    by paulacvdw on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 05:08:23 AM PDT

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