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US Environment Agency's Watchdog Probes Chemical War on Superweeds


Environment  (tags: Enlist Duo, farmers, glyphosate, human health, Monsanto, Roundup, soybeans )

Judy
- 841 days ago - sustainablepulse.com
The EPA's Office of Inspector General said Friday it will open an investigation into the spread of superweeds, and how farm workers are affected by the toxic chemicals used to combat them.



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JL A (281)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 8:28 pm
Thanks for the promising news Judy! I just read glycophate (sp?) was found in CA wines made from organic grapes...
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 2:27 am
Sharing Judy
 

penny C (83)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 6:36 am
Thanks Judy & Rose for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 6:53 am
Very scary all the chemicals and now the weeds are adapting so they are using evening stronger chemicals that kills us all, people, animals, bees and other insects. Where will this all end? The government doesn't care and is not protecting the people and land while they let Monsanto and other companies be the downfall of the human race and the planet.
 

Sierra D (0)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 12:13 pm
Thank you for sharing!
 

Trish K (29)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 12:33 pm
You would think that with all of the employees Monsanto has one of them would step forward and say, Why are you still pounding your heads into brick walls ? Spraying chemicals over chemicals over chemicals hasn't worked yet. They should at least have a headache.
I think they Inhaled.
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 1:09 pm
Terrible! What people often call weeds are indeed healing plants, and they should leave them alone. Debbie S. says it all.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 1:20 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy.
 

Marina P (28)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 1:26 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

TOM TREE (246)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 1:41 pm
Scary Stuff ! UNBELIEVABLE !!
 

TOM TREE (246)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 1:41 pm
Totally wish it to be True !!
 

TOM TREE (246)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 1:41 pm

Signed, Noted & Shared - Surely HOPE So !!
 

Lucia A (16)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 2:06 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you!
 

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 2:28 pm
Wow... Thank you
 

Veronica B (32)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 7:33 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing Judy.
 

Julie W (32)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 3:28 am
Birgit W: "What people often call weeds are indeed healing plants, and they should leave them alone." That may work for you in your backyard, but farmers need to deal with weeds or they take vital nutrients from the crop.

I loathe Monsanto and don't like chemical weed killers. but even organic farmers have to find ways to eliminate weeds. Not all weeds have healing qualities, some are even poisonous.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 6:14 am
No more chemicals
 

Scott S (14)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 7:29 am
Thanks!
 

Nita L (120)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 7:40 am
Very scary. Shared widely. Thank you Judy.
 

Michael M (60)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 1:21 pm
Superweeds weere created through evolution by the chem companies.

So long as people demand to save pollinators (wild and the generalist honeybees both) some suppression of poison chemicals will prevent industrial ag collapse for a while. Wouldn't want to live in lower Mississippi valley though. Cancer alley from upstream pollution.

Farmers' markets for what you do not grow yourself.
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 3:49 pm
Thanks for posting
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday April 1, 2016, 12:15 am
Noted!
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday April 1, 2016, 11:41 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Judy C (97)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 1:18 am
They need to hurry up with this study. Meanwhile, they will keep pouring this stuff onto the land. It really is frightening, and it's everywhere.
 

joan s (578)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 5:30 pm
ty for the info!
 

Dianne D (490)
Monday May 23, 2016, 10:04 am
then after they do this, then will need more super chemicals to get rid of the weeds. Whats wrong with those in charge. They need to loose their jobs.
 
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