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Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:19 pm
by Peter1469
Europe has banned it, I believe.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:50 pm
by MisterVeritis
valleyranch wrote:
MisterVeritis wrote:I don't believe it.

If you're not joking, I'll see if I can help the opening of your eyes. I'll be back!

Junk science says that very tiny amounts are harmful. They are unlikely to cause any problems. But feel free to foolishly spend your money avoiding foods "contaminated" with your Montsano outrage of the week.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:51 pm
by MisterVeritis
Peter1469 wrote:I am surprised that anyone thinks that stuff is safe.

I think the threats are way overblown.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:02 pm
by Peter1469
Europe does.

But all is well. Anyone who wants to can avoid it. Those that don't care can consume it.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:47 am
by Donttread
Which is why a watch dog group ran this test not the for sale FDA. They were very clever to send it to an FDA approved lab so the regulators cannot so easily discredit the results.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:14 pm
by MisterVeritis
"In May 2016, the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues concluded that "glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet", even at doses as high as 2,000 mg/kg body weight orally"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate

Don't eat it by the spoonful.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:14 pm
by MisterVeritis
What impacts does it have in people at the levels one might expect from ingesting it?

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:06 pm
by Peter1469
The OP mentions increases in breast cancer, DNA changes, and other cancers. I have read elsewhere that it also my be linked to ADHD. At least people have ways to avoid it if it is a concern to them. And for those who aren't concerned they can buy what they wish.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:40 am
by MisterVeritis
Peter1469 wrote:The OP mentions increases in breast cancer, DNA changes, and other cancers. I have read elsewhere that it also my be linked to ADHD. At least people have ways to avoid it if it is a concern to them. And for those who aren't concerned they can buy what they wish.

Right. It and global climate change are the cause (maybe) of every possible human ill. I remain skeptical.

Re: Glyphosate now found to contaminate most popular western foods

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:38 pm
by Peter1469
MisterVeritis wrote:
Peter1469 wrote:The OP mentions increases in breast cancer, DNA changes, and other cancers. I have read elsewhere that it also my be linked to ADHD. At least people have ways to avoid it if it is a concern to them. And for those who aren't concerned they can buy what they wish.

Right. It and global climate change are the cause (maybe) of every possible human ill. I remain skeptical.


That is fine.