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Snopes Busted for Spreading Monsanto Propaganda to Quell Safety Concerns About RoundUp Glyphosate

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The big players in the GMO and agrochemical industry-Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, Syngenta, DuPont-are engaging in an extensive public relations, advertising, lobbying and political campaigning to make sure that genetically engineered crops (GMOs) and the chem..


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penny C (83)
Friday March 3, 2017, 9:46 am
Thanks Kathy.

Kathleen W (0)
Friday March 3, 2017, 11:58 am
Thanks for posting this, Kathy.

I partially blame the No Child Left Behind Act (which, thankfully, was replaced with Obama's 2015 The Every Student Succeeds Act), for not only, paradoxically, denying children a well-rounded education, but also, regrettably, for discouraging critical thinking.

Like Dandelion and Darren (and others, I'm sure) always point out: people need to read information from various, alternative news sources and draw their own conclusion. Having a busy schedule is not a legitimate defense for remaining ignorant.

Personally, I'm satisfied with the scientific evidence I've already researched on this matter which - all things considered - is overall condemnatory of exposure to glyphosate.

Probable health risks are summarized here:

While the jury is still out on genetically engineered seeds, since the two go hand in hand, I was reminded of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring...

"A Who's Who of pesticides is...of concern to us all. If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones - we had better know something about their nature and their power."

"We urgently need an end to these false assurances, to the sugar coating of unpalatable facts. It is the public that is being asked to assume the risks...The public must decide whether it wishes to continue on the present road, and it can do so only when in full possession of the facts."

"We are accustomed to look for the gross and immediate effects and to ignore all else. Unless this appears promptly and in such obvious form that it cannot be ignored, we deny the existence of hazard. Even research men suffer from the handicap of inadequate methods of detecting the beginnings of injury. The lack of sufficiently delicate methods to detect injury before symptoms appear is one of the great unsolved problems in medicine."

"It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged."

"If, having endured much, we have at last asserted our 'right to know,' and if by knowing, we have concluded that we are being asked to take senseless and frightening risks, then we should no longer accept the counsel of those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals; we should look about and see what other course is open to us."

Animae C (507)
Friday March 3, 2017, 3:04 pm
"When it comes to the topic of food, it is imperative that everyone understands that this field is rampant with corrupt paid-off scientists and front groups that are working to protect profits of corporations at the expense of our health. You can not always trust information coming from self-proclaimed independent experts, and sources must be vetted extensively."

That's it for Snopes & me!!!

Thanx so much kathy

Peggy B (43)
Friday March 3, 2017, 7:09 pm
Uh-oh. Snopes credibility just went down the drain.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 8:17 am
Snopes credibility went down the drain awhile back for me. I only use them to discount some ongoing urban legends that have circulated for years but have an ongoing life on the internet. Otherwise check out yourself.

Freya H (345)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 8:59 am
I used to trust Snopes, and I liked their site when they still had the old format. I haven't visited them in a while - and now I have good reason to never visit again.

Janet B (0)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 3:27 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 5:31 pm
Sad. It's getting to be where we can't trust anyone. Thanks Kathy

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 11:12 pm

❤️Noted...Thank you...Just goes to show money pay off is worth more the reputation in some cases. This gives me reason to dismiss them out of hand.❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Julie W (33)
Sunday March 5, 2017, 12:18 am
I haven't trusted Snopes for some time. Pity, as I think it probably started out with good intentions.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday March 5, 2017, 12:26 am
Lets us try to live as our parents did, without all these chemicals.

KS Goh (0)
Sunday March 5, 2017, 12:28 am
Thanks for the article

Roberto MARINI (88)
Sunday March 5, 2017, 9:29 am
thank you Kathy

Anne K (139)
Sunday March 5, 2017, 3:59 pm
Thanks, Kathy.

Janet B (0)
Sunday March 5, 2017, 5:38 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday March 6, 2017, 4:07 am
Thanks again
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