Lets ensure there is “No reprieve for glyphosate”!

There is a new cooperator article about glyphosate titled “No reprieve for glyphosate” written by Robert Arnason. Its got a couple factual errors in my opinion. Breweries aren’t refusing to buy malt barley if it’s been sprayed with glyphosate before harvest because of “negative perceptions”. Canadian maltsters have told growers not to apply glyphosate to malt barley crops prior to […]

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Great Ecowatch article – view of the widespread use of preharvest glyphosate on wheat in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

This EcoWatch article by Ken Roseboro is one of the best articles I have ever seen on the topic of glyphosate in our food.  It gives a great view of the widespread use of preharvest glyphosate on wheat in Manitoba and Saskatchewan including quotes from farmers and ag experts including these gems: “We are told these (glyphosate residues) are too […]

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Still a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer

Glyphosate is still on California’s so-called Proposition 65 list as a “chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer”. But they recently received an exemption for the requirement to warn consumers about the presence of the herbicide. Major agricultural industry groups sued the state, alleging that a warning label on food would violate 1st Amendment free speech protections […]

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Quick rebuttal to vet with Monsanto provided information

A Veterinarian from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Ted Dupmeier, blames livestock health problems on the glyphosate in their feed, according to this Western Producer article dated Oct 19 2017.  He believes the problem is that glyphosate acts as an antibiotic, for which it is patented, and kills off good bacteria in the gut. This is not the first veterinarian or scientist to […]

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.  We might be harder pressed to identify foods that do not contain glyphosate anymore. The New York Times is reporting that the Organic Consumers Association has found glyphosate in 10 of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  Levels in the ice cream were found to be well below the EPA […]

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Italian Farmers: “We Don’t Want Canadian Wheat with Glyphosate.”

CBC’s tease headline of “Canadian flour has the ingredient for perfect pasta, so why are Italians protesting against our wheat?” piqued my interest. The tease links to an article titled “Italy’s farmers ‘demonizing’ Canadian wheat in bid to protect domestic industry“. A group of farmers from across Italy have gathered at the Italian parliament in Rome to protest with chants […]

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glyphosate is listed under Proposition 65 as known to the state (of California) to cause cancer

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced in March 2017 that it will add glyphosate to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogenic chemicals with a delayed effective date due to the pending case Monsanto v OEHHA. Monsanto’s challenge was unsuccessful in the trial court.  Although the case has been appealed, no stay of the listing […]

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More gluten consumption associated with a lower risk of heart disease

Interesting post on Gizmodo about a study from Andrew Chan from Harvard Medical School on health impacts of removing gluten from your diet.  I cant find the study itself, but found some similar ones over at Eureka Science News. From the Gizmodo article: more gluten consumption was associated with a lower risk of heart disease—possibly because people weren’t getting the […]

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Why not fruits and veggies? Aren’t they given the same pesticides? 

Why not fruits and veggies? Aren’t they given the same pesticides? I am not worried about any other chemical than glyphosate (which is used as a herbicide or dessicant mostly).  It is the dessicant function that is really increasing food residue levels. If you spray glyphosate on a plant, the plant dies. Unless its RoundupReady which means its been genetically […]

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