Large Quantities of Herbicide RoundUp Is In Your Food

I do not know how many of you are readers of Natural News which is an online newsletter that comes daily to email or on FB.  This was in today’s Natural News:

We’ve got an urgent action alert for you today. The EPA is taking comments on its regulations that allow huge quantities of glyphosate herbicide (RoundUp) to contaminate animal feed, fruits, vegetables and edible oils.

The numbers are horrifying! For example, they are allowing 100 ppm in a type of animal forage. That’s over one million times the concentration that was recently found to cause the growth of breast cancer tumors. Your action is urgently needed before July 1:
http://www.naturalnews.com/040842_glyphosate_EPA_regulations_contamination_levels.html

Nathan posted about Monsanto companies and I want to follow through with this urgent alert.  I am continually amazed that our government agencies, EPA and USDA, specifically, that are supposed to keep our health and well being, healthy, are helping Monsanto and probably other chemical companies to poison us.  The EPA is upping the allowable amounts of Roundup—glyphosate herbicide without thought of the science that proves that it causes cancer at much lower amounts than they are allowing.  They say the science from others does not prove this.  All the countries across Europe, Asia, and South America, who do not allow GMO crops and do have GMO labeling are wrong, I guess.  Nobody is as smart as the scientists at Monsanto (oh, what scientists?), the EPA and USDA, I guess.  Or is it because Monsanto has the EPA and USDA is in their pockets?  Why have the scientists in other countries found the dangers of using Roundup and our country government scientists at the EPA and USDA cannot?  Is it because Monsanto is pressing them not to?

The EPA even offers this utterly absurd, false statement as justification for its allowable contamination levels of glyphosate: “EPA has concluded that glyphosate does not pose a cancer risk to humans. Therefore, a dietary exposure assessment for the purpose of assessing cancer risk is unnecessary. (SOURCE)

Huh? Do you understand this? The EPA is saying glyphosate is so incredibly safe that it is not even necessary to study its possible carcinogenic effects in humans. No science needed! The EPA simply waves a magic (Monsanto) wand and says, “Shazam! Glyphosate is safe enough to EAT!”

The EPA, of course, is sadly mistaken. It is apparently not aware of two crucial facts to consider in all this:

1) The Seralini study released last year showed an alarming increase in cancer tumors in rats that were fed glyphosate in their drinking water.

2) Monsanto has already been found guilty of committing scientific fraud by altering the results of “scientific” studies in order to trick regulators.

The “scientific” data proving glyphosate to be “safe” has been fabricated! And the EPA is basing its conclusions on fabricated, corporate-quackified junk science that has one purpose: trick regulators into thinking the deadly poison is safe, thereby vastly increasing the usage of the chemical by farmers.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040842_glyphosate_EPA_regulations_contamination_levels.html#ixzz2WgDEOwTb

They are allowing absurd increases in the levels of allowable ppms and ppbs.

• It allows forage and hay teff to contain up to 100 ppm glyphosate (that’s over one million times the concentration needed to cause cancer according to a recent study). See PubMed source here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170

• Allows oilseed crops (flax oil, canola oil, soybean oil, olive oil, etc.) to contain up to 40 ppm glyphosate (which is over 100,000 times the concentration needed to cause cancer)

• RAISES the allowable glyphosate contamination level of root crops (such as potatoes) from 200 ppb to 6000 ppb.

• Allows glyphosate contamination of fruits at anywhere from 200 ppb to 500 ppb.

Importantly, the EPA says no one even commented on all this when it was initially filed! “There were no comments received in response to the notice of filing.” Since then, a total of just 396 people have posted a public comment at the time of this story being published.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040842_glyphosate_EPA_regulations_contamination_levels.html#ixzz2WgCfNj4R

Please go to this website that has the lists of studies that conclude that even low levels of glyphosate herbicide causes cancer.

http://gmoevidence.com/location/roundup-evidence/

Please, please let the EPA know we do not want higher amounts of glyphosate herbicides allowed!!!  Let them know that we know more than they think about Monsanto!!!  These are the ways to do it (this is copied directly from Natural News’s page, credit to Mike Adams)

ACTION ITEM: Post your comments to protest the EPA’s glyphosate poisoning of the American people

It is crucial that We the People let the EPA know that raising the allowable levels of glyphosate in foods is unacceptable. This is especially true given the recent studies linking glyphosate to breast cancer, a disease that is ravaging women across America and has reached epidemic levels.

Post your comments in the following ways:

METHOD #1 – POSTING ONLINE

1) Go to this page:
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132-00…

2) Click the “Comment Now!” button on the top right.

3) Enter your information and comment, then click “Submit.” Be sure to include reasons WHY you believe the EPA should not allow such high levels of glyphosate in foods, edible oils and animal feed. You can quote pages like GMOevidence.com:
http://gmoevidence.com/location/roundup-evidence/

You can also quote this excellent article from GM Watch which explains why the corporate-controlled media (and industry) so viciously attacked the Seralini rat study, trying to discredit it:
http://gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14514

METHOD #2 – MAIL IT IN

1) Write your letter of protest. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132 on the first page of your letter.

2) Mail it to: (all mail must be received by July 1st)
OPP Docket
Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Washington, DC 20460–0001

METHOD #3 – EMAIL ANDREW ERTMAN

Please use Method #1 or #2 if you want your comments to actually count. But if you also wish to email or phone the EPA person from the Office of Pesticide Programs, you may contact:

Andrew Ertman, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency
Telephone number: (703) 308-9367
Email address: [email protected]

Note: If you choose to email Andrew Ertman, please be polite in your email. Do NOT send stupid things like death threats or emails full of profanity. Make your case clearly and politely, and ask him to review the full breadth of the scientific evidence now available instead of just the selected subset Monsanto wants EPA scientists to be aware of.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040842_glyphosate_EPA_regulations_contamination_levels.html#ixzz2WgSKiJkA

Thank you for caring about your health and mine by letting the EPA know that WE THE PEOPLE do know what is happening and that we are aware.

Marilyn

About Marilyn

I am a "retired senior" (I've been a school librarian and library tech for a government research facility) who is now pursuing a dream of a home business sewing bags of all sorts, crafting and being the creative person I have always wanted to be. I grew up in the center of Illinois and dreamed of actually living back in the state of Colorado where I was born and lived till the age of 7. That dream came true when I met my husband of 43 years while working together in Estes Park. I am interested in alternative medicine, continuing the good health I've always had, while returning to the pre-processed food era of: eating well, losing weight, and using products that do not harm the environment, me, my family and friends. I am for labeling GMO’s, using sustainable products, organics and finding solutions to everyday problems, like colds and sore muscles, using natural remedies. I have a positive attitude that has helped through a very hard year and will bring forth a life that will be full and happy. My family is wonderful and I am a happy lady, wife, mother, and grandma.

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