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Kustin writes: "Farmers sprayed 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide on U.S. agricultural land between 1992 and 2012, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Recent research has found that exposure to glyphosate doubles the risk of developing cancer."

Recent research has found that exposure to glyphosate doubles the risk of developing cancer. (photo: Marcin Balcerzak /Shutterstock)
Recent research has found that exposure to glyphosate doubles the risk of developing cancer. (photo: Marcin Balcerzak /Shutterstock)


2.6 Billion Pounds of Monsanto's Glyphosate Sprayed on US Farmland in Past Two Decades

By Mary Ellen Kustin, Environmental Working Group

12 October 15

 

armers sprayed 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide on U.S. agricultural land between 1992 and 2012, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Glyphosate has been the go-to weed killer for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops since the mid-1990s, when Monsanto introduced its “Roundup Ready” corn and soybeans.

Click here to watch a time-lapse video of the spread of glyphosate across America over the 20-year period.


Recent research has found that exposure to glyphosate doubles the risk of developing cancer. Since the use of the herbicide on GMO crops has exploded in recent years, it’s no wonder people overwhelmingly want GMO-containing food products to be labeled.

Here are the states that spray the most glyphosate year by year:


Glyphosate primarily blankets fields of GMO corn and GMO soybeans—the two most widely planted crops in the U.S. This table shows how many acres of these herbicide-tolerant GMOs were grown in 2014 in the states that produced the most.


But no matter where you live, you should have the right to know if the food your family is eating was produced with GMOs. While people in 64 other countries have that right already, Americans do not.

Tell Washington that it’s time to stand with the 90 percent of Americans who want mandatory GMO labeling.


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+19 # Willman 2015-10-12 18:36
Also new research points to the accumulation of formaldehyde and depletion of glutathione, an anti oxidant necessary for cellular detoxification.
This invalidates the "substantial equivalence" used for approval for GE foods.
Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai Ph.D was the lead on this with full study published in Agricultural Sciences, (A peer reviewed journal)
Uh Oh are we pre embalming ourselves?
 
 
+18 # jimallyn 2015-10-13 01:14
“Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” - Jane Goodall
 
 
+11 # keenon the truth 2015-10-13 05:08
What is really worrying me here in Japan is, we will have all these imports from the States, and we will be unable to know if there is any GM content, as there will be no labelling. And Japan won't be able to do anything about it, as they will risk being sued for lost business opportunities.
 
 
+6 # Sweet Pea 2015-10-13 05:38
Each generation is supposed to make things "better" for the next generation. Our current generation seems to be destroying our Earth for future generations. Are we going to be able to say forgive us - for we knew not what we were doing?
 
 
+5 # geohorse 2015-10-13 06:39
Blame it on voters who vote with a "faith based" mindset not caring about the truth, as it has a liberal bias, letting hate media spoon feed them information on issues/candidat es. Mindless connection to party a big problem.
 
 
+5 # RnR 2015-10-13 07:22
I'm originally from Illinois My entire family is still there. All of them have had one form of cancer or another over the years.

I have not. I live in a state with hardly any agriculture, and therefore, hardly any monsanto poison sprayed.

It's anecdotal but I think, revealing at the very least.
 
 
+1 # RnR 2015-10-13 07:25
I'm also 99.9% vegetarian and eat organic.
 
 
+1 # video4315 2015-10-13 08:26
Common Dreams just included an Asian Age article about caring for the soil from food/farming activist Dr. Vandana Shiva. Here's a link:
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/10/12/soil-pilgrimage
 
 
+6 # John Puma 2015-10-13 11:51
Yes, and as easily foreseen, the weeds have gained resistance to Round-Up, as Monsanto has finally admitted will happen (like antibiotic over-use in humans).

But it was busy while the process was going on in the field.

Monsanto has already switched it focus onto 2,4-D resistant crops! (http://tinyurl.com/n3ylg7j )

You remember that cuddly compound. It was half the cocktail that really "made" our exciting and excellent adventure in chemical terrorism in Viet Nam.

The Empire brings home all the destruction, terror and murder it has developed "beyond our borders."

Hey, there were hefty investments made and they have to pay off.
 

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