Monsanto Celebrates Approval of New Dicamba Herbicide and Fights Dirty to Silence Cancer Scientists

22 November 2016 — Dr Mercola

  • The U.S. EPA has approved Monsanto’s new weed killer, XtendiMax, which goes along with its Roundup Ready Xtend cotton and soybeans — GE plants designed to tolerate both glyphosate and dicamba
  • With this approval, use of dicamba on cotton and soy fields is expected to jump from less than 1 million pounds to more than 25 million pounds annually
  • Monsanto is ramping up its assault on World Health Organization (WHO) scientists that declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen, by lobbying to strip the international cancer research agency of U.S. funding

Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Found in Popular Foods

According to independent testing by The Detox Project, glyphosate is present at “alarming levels” in many popular processed foods.3,4

Scientists have found glyphosate can alter gene function in the livers and kidneys of rats at levels as low as 0.05 parts per billion (ppb). Meanwhile, Cheerios was found to contain more than 1,125 ppb of glyphosate, Doritos more than 481 ppb and Ritz crackers more than 270 ppb.

As noted by Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!:

“It’s time for regulators at the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] and the White House to stop playing politics with our food and start putting the wellbeing of the American public above the profits of chemical companies like Monsanto.”

 

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