13 Aug '11, 2pm

@joerogan @therealdvorak USDA downplays own scientist’s research on ill effects of Monsanto herbicide: via @grist

Dr. Kremer's research on the negative impacts of glyphosate and the formulated products like Roundup that use glyphosate as its active ingredient are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence that chemicals are often far worse than the problems they purport to solve. As volunteer weed workers, we spend inordinate amounts of time and energy trying to convince land managing agencies that the use of chemicals is a disaster for the environment and the health of all species. Just last night we tried, and failed, to convince the our local regional park district to discontinue the use of chemicals like Roundup in their newly adopted Fire Management Plan. We received a similar response from the Callifornia Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC), even though the scientist they hired to review our evidence expressed her concern that glyphosate's effects on soil chemistry might be th...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/usda-downplays-own-scientist...

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