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Glyphosate levels found in U.S. foods – A Monsanto Thanksgiving

Glyphosate is the active ingredient herbicide (weed-killer) found in Monsanto’s Roundup.  It is the world’s top-selling weed-killer. Monsanto has been modifying the genetics of various crops (soy, wheat, corn, cotton, etc) in order that they can withstand higher and higher doses of Roundup without themselves being killed off by this herbicide.

Photo credit – Shawn Rossi via Flckr

However, there are consequences to all that spraying — the stuff eventually ends up in our foods. Click the following link to see an independent lab report  anresco_reports_food_testing_2016, showing the levels of Glyphosate now found in many of the most common American food products.

Congratulations to the farmers who are too lazy to pull weeds and who put profit margin and yields ahead of the quality and safety of the food that they are producing for you. Also congrats to the biotech firms like Monsanto that have been lobbying to keep you from knowing what is in your food by prohibiting the labeling of foods made from GMO crops. Also, congrats to the dumb politicians that are foolish or greedy enough to support this poisoning of the U.S. food supply.

Photo credit Antoine.Couturier via Flickr

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) have been a favorite topic of this blog. Here are links to some of the articles written by Seagate on this topic:

Reasons the Modern Farmer Sprays Herbicides

Four Dog Defense by the GMO Industry

Monsanto paying “mommy” bloggers and scientists to support GMO’s Angry GMO supporters, GMO farmers and the biotech shrills

Dangers of Fish Farming & GMO Fish

Support for requiring GMO Labeling in the Senate

Feds budgeting to lobby consumers to accept GMO foods

Congress last try to block Vermont labeling law for GMO’s

Senator Pat Roberts’ GMO Bill passes Senate vote 63-30

Understanding the Differences of Heirloom, Organic, Hybrid & GMO Produce

GMO’s – here we go again with Monsanto, this time it’s our grass

 

Okay, a very disturbing post. Makes me want to go dive in a nice warm tropical location like the Cayman Islands and swim with these Blue Tangs.  Despite global warming, these reefs are still in fairly good shape.

Blue Tangs swimming above a healthy Cayman reef


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