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EPA Raised Residue Limits of Monsanto's Glyphosate Herbicide ACTION

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- 1789 days ago -
The EPA has issued a new rule raising the allowed residue levels of Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) on food. Comment today to let the EPA know that their decision to cater to Monsanto's interests is unacceptable given the recent science...

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Ellen m (215)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:20 am
Looks like Monsanto has yet another government agency putting them before us.
Time once again to follow the money/gift trail.. *sigh
Signed and shared, thanks Nancy

Bill K (4)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:23 am
if Monsanto continues buying government agencies soon we'll all have to wear the same protective gear as the man in the photo above just to handle our food.

Animae C (516)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:25 am
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Rule:
Pesticide Tolerances: Glyphosate

Judy C (97)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:27 am
Comment successfully submitted. Thanks, Nancy.

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:13 am
Down with Monsanto. It looks like we are going to have to burn all the GMO crops here in the US, just like the other countries are doing!!

Yolanda Harned (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:16 am

Jonathan H (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:42 am

John Savage Crowne-foster (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:50 am
Here's my submitted comment. Let them know you're really ANGRY about this!!!:

Really?! Seriously!?? Are you miserable lot really that freaking greedy and stupid!?!?! Get a clue, morons, by the protective gear that you have to wear to handle the stuff in industrial amounts, huh?!????!

I'll believe that stuff is safe for human ingestion, in any amount, only after I see YOU lot, Monsanto' CEO, and his family drinking it everyday, with every meal, for 5 years, until then, DO YOUR DAM'ND JOB and get this poison out of our food supply!!!!

You lot are supposed to be working for ALL the PEOPLE of this country, not just the a few big corporations and the fascist bastards that run them!!!! Just how much of a bribe did they pay you for this??? Oh, you didn't get one??? You better check with your bosses then, because they must be holding out on you!!!!

The EPA’s final rule raising the residue limits of glyphosate is unacceptable and based on outdated and corporate biased pseudo-science.

The toxicology profile for glyphosate is not “complete,” as the EPA claims. Ongoing un-biased INDEPENDENT research shows glyphosate may promote breast cancer, induce inflammation, and act as an endocrine disruptor.

I urge you to perform a careful review of independent science to determine the health impacts of raising the residue limit for glyphosate, or you will have a revolting mess of sick angry voters and their CHILDREN (you twerps ever test it on your kids yet, huh??) on your hands the likes of which you probably can't imagine!!!! Do you want to go down in history as the moronic monsters that sat on your wallets and let this mass poisoning happen?? FFS, DO YOUR FREAKING JOB!!!
I also attached the pic of that idiot in the monkey suit re-named as: If Round-UP is safe why wear all that

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:47 am
Hey, check out the internet.

I hope it's true that it's often wrong.

According to my research it spreads like germs through water, air, wind. It's already in all of our foods
including our vegie burgers.

Now they're just trying to get the farmers where the MGO's were infected by the wind carrying,

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:48 am
I think we need to demand that the scientists find a while to prevent the health defects the MGOs cause.

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:09 am
Noted, thanks.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:06 am
I am inspired by John Savage - good for you, John! Time to let them all know we're mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore!

Andrs Y (6)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:18 am
It seems that the weeds get stronger and more widespread when we use herbicides. I try to pull the weeds in my yard by hand. Takes a lot longer, but probably more effective. Do they have a machine that can pull weeds rapidly?

Arielle S (313)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:39 am
Ok, here's what I said: "Why doesn't Monsanto just spray us all with Agent Orange and get it over with? They give "donations" to Washington and then they get away with murder - literally. These things are killing us - it's the EPA's job to PROTECT us so why are you not doing your job?"
(Andre, I applaud you - the exercise is good for you and you are good for Mother Earth!)

Christina G (11)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:50 am
we are supposed to eat the weeds, maybe we should be glad they are making them heartier for us! ha ha. I probably have at least 20 books on identifying and cooking edible weeds - 3 on dandelions alone, healthier than anything we can get in the supermarket... don't buy anything that makes these idiots richer...

Ravenna C (20)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:11 am
Monsanto has had its tentacles all over Washington since it produced Agent Orange for the military industrial complex. Donald Rumsfeld was their boy who got Aspartame through FDA approval even though scientists said it caused tumors and brain cancer. There is al ot of very informative info at:

Here is just a little....(THE 10 Facts everyone should know about Monsanto is great)

Monsanto had strong ties to the core players in the U.S. administration of George W. Bush, including John Ashcroft, Donald Rumsfeld, Ann Veneman, Tommy Thompson, and Clarence Thomas, a former attorney for Monsanto who was appointed to the Supreme Court by George H. W. Bush.

A revolving door exists between Monsanto and U.S. regulatory and judicial bodies making key decisions. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a former Monsanto lawyer, was the one who wrote the majority opinion on a key Monsanto case. Michael Taylor once worked for the FDA, later represented Monsanto as a lawyer, then returned as the FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Policy when rBGH was granted approval.

Monsanto spent $8,831,120 for lobbying in 2008. $1,492,000 was to outside lobbying firms with the remainder being spent using in-house lobbyists.

Former Monsanto lobbyist Michael R. Taylor was appointed as a senior adviser to the Food and Drug Administration (United States) Commissioner on food safety on July 7, 2009

As I have said before...The Former United States of America is now The United Corporations of America. And we are no longer citizens...we are consumers. Bought and paid for.

Clifton Jackson (124)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:31 pm
Stop them!!

Aurea A (226)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:40 pm
I am shocked, I say I am shocked! Oh so not! Bribery, bribery and more bribery from monsatan to ALL POLITICIANS AND ANYONE THAT EVEN HAS A PERIPHERAL THING TO DO WITH THESE EVIL BUSINESS'S. just like some of you I also left a scathing comment. Sadly though my outrage is for naught I fear. We are no longer the United States of America, we have become the United States of BUSINESS and the sociopath CEOs RULE US! Democracy my arse! Hell we cannot even protest without being arrested. Yes, just like the famoust line from the movie Network - "I AM MAD AS HELL AND AM NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE."

LilyWilly Laughlin-Rose (20)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:44 pm
The only people who can submit comments on that site are other government agency types

John D (47)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:49 pm
Monsanto will eventually get away with murder; oh wait, they already are...

Arielle S (313)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:53 pm
No, Lilla - if you just put "citizen" in the name spot and leave everything else blank, you can comment - please do. It would be great to overwhelm them with our anger and frustration....

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:54 pm
My comments to the EPA are as follows
I am disgusted that Monsanto has everyone in their pocket and the health and welfare of the American people is being traded for Corporate money mongering. You will live to see al the harm that you and Monsanto have done to the generations to come. If you have Grandchildren and they have a health issue you can thank yourself and the Monsanto buddies as they carry all their money to the bank.

Donna G (42)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:18 pm
I clicked on the link to submit comments electronically; but, got a planned system maintenance notice. I will try again later. But, my feelings is that if herbicides are used to kill weeds, it can lead to more resistant weeds. Just like antibiotic resistant bacteria develop when antibiotics are over-prescribed.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:45 pm
Shame on you, Monsanto, shame on you. Profit is the only thing that matters. When your pesticides have killed everybody, there won't be any customer left to buy them.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:46 pm
How dare you do that?

Birgit W (160)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:19 pm
What always surprises me is that all those money and power heads aren't intelligent enough to realize that they are killing themselves.
Well, maybe they have arranged already to leave Mother Earth and colonize on another planet. :-)

Dianne D (490)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:28 pm
Comment sent

Lois J (63)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:58 pm
Thanks, Nancy.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:23 pm
You know, the absolutely incredible thing is, if the MGOs spread like germs (articleS on internet) even our murderers will be murdered.

Hartson D (39)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:36 pm
The government is there to help BIG BUSINESS. The government is no long for the people or by the people. The government is for that person the corporation and by the corporation.

Kris B (136)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:41 pm
My comment...Europe takes a step forward and the US take a step back. More and more people are searching for organic, local and growing their own. If you want something to shrink you first have to let it expand...keep the positive thinking.

. (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:51 pm
I tried to sign it, but it was too confusing. There goes Monsato again, getting their hands into things they shouldn't.

Shera A. (2)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:36 pm
What always surprises me is that all those money and power heads aren't intelligent enough to realize that they are killing themselves.
Well, maybe they have arranged already to leave Mother Earth and colonize on another planet. :-)

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:10 pm
More danger to the public who buy their products.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:18 pm
And we can't get Gina McCarthy confirmed either. Dammit.

Eternal G (745)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:46 pm
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Rule:
Pesticide Tolerances: Glyphosate

And this 51 years after the publication of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring".... bloody hell.

Lona G (80)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 5:03 am
Noted. I can't comment as I'm not a US citizen, but I sure would like to.
Are they nuts? They should force-feed the stuff with higher residue levels to the people they 'lobbied' (paid off).

. (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:23 am
thanks Nancy

Gloria H (88)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 2:24 pm
We will all know the charade is over when the EPA approves of Soylent Green! "Have Grandpa for dinner "takes on a whole new meaning.

Winn A (179)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 4:40 pm
Unbelievable. This is sooooooooooooo wrong!

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 10:04 am
Noted - thank you Nancy

Susanne R (235)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:52 pm
The EPA needs to be held accountable for this! They're supposed to be protecting the citizens of this country, not adding to the wealth of vulture capitalists!

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:35 am
My Great Grandfather was a Senator in Nebraska, an old style Republican. He fought then against pesticides. He had large farms in Nebraska and Kansas which now my Mother owns. Those farms do not use Monsanto or any other Monsanto type Company seeds, they can still be found, not sure for how long. The farms do well without all the chemicals and crazy seeds. Monsanto and the other companies like them (something we do not hear much about, but there are companies just like them that I see farmers using around here in So. Indiana with signs up along the road advertising they are using them) are poisoning the world and all it's inhabitants all for the almighty $.

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 10:37 pm
Thanks, Nancy. Let's hope this is one more nail in Monsanto's coffin. They need to stop using us as guinea pigs, stop poisoning us and our environment.
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