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Re: “Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup

Somehow I don't think Ernest Montague has read the documents that Monsanto grudgingly submitted to EPA last spring. Their case rests on the claim that no study showed *one single* harmful effect in a majority of test subjects. Instead, all studies agree that, though harmful effects vary widely, glyphosate has harmful effects on most test subjects--insects, birds, humans or other animals. Its effects on humans are somewhat correlated with individuals' genes; for celiacs it causes celiac reactions, for other people it may cause skin rashes, asthma, or loss of consciousness. It is *known* to damage human kidneys so, if not a sole cause of cancer, it's certainly a contributing factor to almost any disease. It is pure poison and should be banned.

I knew a farmer who denied glyphosate was harmful for years though I could see him react to it. He died in the middle of his usual reaction (narcolepsy) to heavy spraying along roads last summer.

Posted by 5PriscillaKing on 10/11/2018 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup

And did the school keep records of how many children seemed ill or sick right after spraying? I've stood in an open-air market and seen a whiff of vapor on the wind make people visibly unwell. Most blamed age, "something going around," or "allergies." But all reacted at one time, though differently; they weren't allergic to the same flowers on other days, and nothing "went around" among people who weren't exposed to glyphosate vapors.

Posted by 5PriscillaKing on 10/11/2018 at 9:09 AM

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