Glyphosate(Roundup) Kills Weed – Not Humans!

Here We Go Again.
A European blogger has published as fact and linked to less than believable sites as a source about the dangers of herbicides and GM crops. Opinions are just that an opinion. Don’t try to baffle me with unprovable BS.

Jerry Alatalo (an author) is most certainly Anti-GMO, Herbicide, Pesticide. In truth I have no problem with what he personally believes. However I do take offense when he or any other Self Proclaimed Expert asserts wild claims of dangers from the use of Herbicides, Pesticides and from GM crops without provable facts that can not be reproduced in a different lab by other scientist.

Follow The Money. From searching his website it seems that he makes a nice income from writing and publishing fear mongering books and paid lectures.

As with chemical company sponsored research, I find this guy’s opinions to be questionable. Never put your full trust in research or opinion papers(books) that is generating money for the researchers or for authors writing Pro or Con about a product.

One more time, Glyphosate was first synthesized in 1950 by Swiss chemist Henry Martin, who worked for the Swiss company Cilag. Glyphosate was independently discovered by John E. Franzat a Monsanto researcher in 1970 and introduced for field use in 1974.
Some glyphosate manufacturers include Bayer, Dow AgroSciences, Du Pont, Cenex/Land O’Lakes, Helena, Monsanto, Platte, Riverside/Terra, and Zeneca.(thank you wikipeda)
Glyphosate products are registered in more than 130 countries and are approved for weed control in more than 100 different crops. No other herbicide active ingredient compares in terms of number of approved uses.
News that is note worthy. Monsanto Purchases World’s Largest Vegetable Seed Company, Organic Seed Alliance.

Glyphosate herbicide, AquaMaster™, is approved for weed control in aquatic evironments, including ponds and reservoirs, waterfowl sanctuaries and recreational waterways. Only a few herbicides have toxicological and environmental characteristics that allow them to be directly applied to aquatic vegetation. The AquaMaster™ formulation was selected to rid the Florida Everglades of invasive weeds.

Source Background History of Monsanto’s Glyphosate
John Franz, the Monsanto scientist who first identified the herbicidal activity of glyphosate,, in 1987, received the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor for technical achievement at which time the original Roundup® agricultural herbicide was recognized for its impact “upon the production of agricultural food and fiber as well as agricultural practices throughout the world.” Very few agricultural technologies have won the nation’s technology award.

In 1996, Monsanto received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development. The White House recognized Monsanto for “pioneering sustainable technologies,” which included the development of such products as the original Roundup herbicide. 1996, Monsanto also received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for environmentally responsible systems used in the manufacture of glyphosate herbicides.

Farm Chemicals magazine, in its September 1994 100th anniversary edition, called the original Roundup® herbicide one of the “Top 10 Products That Changed the Face of Agriculture.”

Did You Know. All pesticides sold or distributed in the United States must be registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), based on scientific studies showing that they can be used without posing unreasonable risks to people or the environment. The law requires pesticides that were first registered years ago be reregistered periodically to ensure that they meet the current standards. Glyphosate was re-registered in September 1993 after EPA reviewed new studies and concluded that the use of glyphosate based herbicides in accordance with label directions would “not pose unreasonable risks or adverse effects to humans or the environment.”

The EPA considers glyphosate to be noncarcinogenic and relatively low in dermal and oral acute toxicity. The EPA considered a “worst case” dietary risk model of an individual eating a lifetime of food derived entirely from glyphosate sprayed fields with residues at their maximum levels. This model indicated that no adverse health effects would be expected under such conditions.

The European Commission’s review of the data conducted in 2002 concluded equivocal evidence existed of a relationship between glyphosate exposure during pregnancy and cardiovascular malformations, however, a review published in 2013 found the evidence “fails to support a potential risk for increased cardiovascular defects as a result of glyphosate exposure during pregnancy.”

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4 responses to “Glyphosate(Roundup) Kills Weed – Not Humans!

  1. Have you seen the World Health Organization’s latest findings? And Professor Seralini’s research? It’s kind of damning. I’m not a fan of glyphosate at all & would prefer, in light of this and other independent research, to abstain from any chemical herbicides. Too risky.

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    • No I haven’t seen the report your are talking about. However United Nations(UN) and the World Health Organization(WHO) have had in the past a poor track record. A huge number of their reports have been proven to be false or other scientist have been unable to duplicate their research results on herbicides and pesticides often identified in UN/WHO reports.

      I’m not so sure this guy can be trusted. Sevene pharma funded his study. Being in bed with a company thet pushes their ‘organic’ products puts his ‘personal’ beliefs about GM plant engineering and herbcieds into serious question. Professor Seralini study was originally published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (Elsevier) in September 2012. It met strong criticism from the scientific community almost immediately, with concerns ranging from the validity of the findings to the proper use of animals in the study. In November 2013, Food and Chemical Toxicology retracted the study.

      ** Mar 31, 2014 … In a new interview, Seralini vows he will republish the GMO maize and Roundup study retracted by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.

      *** Sevene Pharma A major funder) of Seralini research.
      Fundeded by a Organic Products Company. Why am I not superised that

      Seralini will find faults in non-organic products!
      *Source: Sevene Pharma website.) Sevene pharma have developed Medicines to target the environmental pollutions of today. Produced in France, the products are sourced from the highest quality, Organically certified ingredients.

      As with any product ‘follow’ the application instructions carefully.

      Happy Safe Gardening


  2. I support organic farmers and eat organic. We are harming our health with Round Up Ready seed For centuries we have eaten wheat and had no problems. Now everyone thinks they are gluten intolerant. I believe it’s GMO products that have a lot to do with this. It is in our food and gets in our systems and our bodies don’t know what to do with it and it causes problems. I wish Monsanto would spend as much time developing organic products as they do on producing more and more stronger pesticides because the pests are becoming resistant to what they have now. This is a serious problem. There is a reason other countries have banned GMO products. You said follow the money. That is true and goes for both sides. It’s time to get our heads out and realize that we need to start eliminating the harmful chemicals in our lives. I have bees and watch very carefully what I put in and on my land. Any side of any issue can make it look like they want to. I don’t go whole hog for either side. I’ve made my decision to go organic because I’ve seen and personally felt the difference it makes in our health. Round Up doesn’t work for farmers anymore because the pests are becoming immune to it. If you truly read the labels of what ;you’re putting on your land you’ll think twice. I would use Round Up only for single weeds at a time because any other wide spread use I believe is harmful. It kills the good bugs along with the weeds and then when you kill the beneficial bugs you start another problem. I could go on but there’s a good and bad to everything and it might not kill humans but it causes health problems and kills bees and other beneficial insects. There is a better way and a big chemical company like Monsanto should be using it’s power to develop more safe ways to farm and get the chemicals out of our food.

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    • HI thanks for your comment(s).
      If you have time on your hands one day, you can do a detail search on Monsanto, Dow, Dupont and others, you will find that they invest massive dollars in plant research as well as chemical companies.
      Montsanto for example researches and develops many crops, plants, vegetables that are not related to GM research. In truth they are just like a heirloom seed seller, they are in business to make a profit for their company / business. Bad products are not good for business.
      Monsanto GM goals in GM seed development
      Herbicide tolerance (Roundup Ready® crops)
      Insect tolerance (VT Triple PRO® corn, INTACTA RR2 PRO® soybeans, Bollgard II® cotton)
      Drought tolerance (DroughtGard® Hybrids)

      Monsanto sells conventional seed to farmers. Seed is produced via breeding two really good parents and breed them to produce offspring that has the best plant characteristics for that farming area.
      For example, France is a country where Monsanto sells non-GM corn hybrids.

      Monsanto Vegetable seed program 98 percent of Monsantos plant and seed Research and Development dollars go into NON-GM(GMO) seed development.
      Monsanto sells more than 2,000 seed varieties in more than 160 countries.
      Seminis® (open-field and unheated protected culture)
      De RuiterTM (heated, protected-culture and rootstock).
      Note On average, it takes (non-gm) vegetable breeders between 8 and 12 years to develop and commercialize a new vegetable seed variety.

      Happy Gardening


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