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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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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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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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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CFIA not publishing glyphosate details, cites confidentiality ?!?

Hoping to learn something about which foods have levels of glyphosate that exceed our arbitrary and likely too high maximum residue levels? Waiting for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency report to finally give us the info we have been waiting for? Keep on waiting…  Because the Western Producer is reporting that the report will exclude details.  Why?  For “confidentiality reasons”!  […]

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Snopes time warp over preharvest glyphosate usage

Snopes is the famous site to check the veracity of facts, rumours and internet memes.  The snopes article titled “The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic” attempts to present impartial evidence about glyphosate in our food.   In general, the article is fair, but I have an issue with the section leading us to believe that the preharvest application of glyphosate to wheat is […]

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency – National Chemical Residue Monitoring Program disappoints

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for monitoring the Canadian food supply for chemical residues and contaminants, and determining compliance with maximum residue limits (MRLs) and maximum levels established by Health Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) runs the National Chemical Residue Monitoring Program. You can request the 2012-2013 and the 2013-2014 National Chemical Residue Monitoring Program report, […]

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