Monday, July 13, 2015

EPA says Glyphosate is Not an Endocrine Disruptor: Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Do you believe the EPA? Do you trust their science? I don't.
Despite an abundance of evidence linking glyphostate with endocrine disruption  and all the resulting diseases, the so called Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA, says glyphosate is not an EDC.
By Monsanto

This has been a difficult couple of months for glyphosate following the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) recent classification of glyphosate as a group 2A “probable carcinogen”. Now, though, we’ve got the formal confirmation of something we knew all along: glyphosate doesn’t pose any threat to the endocrine system.
"We've got the "formal confirmation". What interesting language! Not the evidence. Not the conclusive evidence. No the "formal confirmation" of what 'we' (Monsanto) has known and claimed all along. Talk about manipulative language!

Since 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been reviewing the test orders (requests for data) of several widely used herbicides and pesticides, including glyphosate, as part of the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with hormone systems and cause adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in mammals. Glyphosate was included in the programme purely because of its extensive use and therefore high exposure potential, not because it was deemed to be particularly hazardous.
The EPA has been reviewing 'test orders' requests for data. Who provided the data? It's not stated. So obviously the petro chemical companies provided the data
On 29 June, the EPA released a memorandum concluding that “glyphosate demonstrates no convincing evidence of potential interaction with estrogen, androgen or thyroid pathways in mammals.” It also said that the next level of testing “is not recommended for glyphosate since there was no convincing evidence of potential interaction with estrogen, androgen or thyroid pathways.” In short, glyphosate doesn’t pose any threat to the endocrine system.
This is reassuring news for the millions of farmers around the world who use glyphosate-based products to control weeds in their fields and protect their harvests. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s best selling weed killer, is currently up for its routine, 10-year renewal by the European Union. The review has made glyphosate a target of anti-pesticide activists worldwide and the subject of many a negative social media campaign.
At Monsanto, we are committed to providing farmers, regulators and consumers with regular updates on glyphosate safety and benefits research. We know our products present no unacceptable risks when used in accordance with instructions, while they do offer farmers and society significant value. The EPA’s finding provides a factual, science-based response to all the unscientific nonsense about glyphosate that seems to dominate social media.

Monsanto is reassuring us their product is safe. They provided the data and the EPA rubber stamped it. Scientism at it's finest- Corporate cronyism on full display.

Two Chemical Manipulation of Humanity posts from earlier today!


  1. The EPA has been a bought agency for a long, long time. No different that the 'Cancer Society'.



    1. Hey Buffy :)

      Yup, hopefully more people will come to realize that?!

  2. How is your garden doing Penny? My tomatoes are still a little behind, but at least beginning to fruit now, squash is likely a write off as it is so far behind :( Peppers don't seen overly happy this year either :( But, basil has gone nuts? Everyone else is puttering along like usual... roundup free of course ;)

    I think I killed the groundhog after it decided to tunnel right beside my foundation (it already at ALL my beans and peas). If he isn't dead yet, my next step is mustard gas ;)


    1. Peppers are doing poorly- We will likely pull some out and try to save those that we can. Our tomatoes are doing really well, none to eat yet..
      Lettuce, which we planted early- cause it can take the cool has now bolted
      but heck it lasted way longer then usual
      We have also been eating peas and zucchini
      it seems we are getting some powdery mildew issues...

      summer here has been cooler and wetter then usual- but that never makes the news- as the push the AGW agenda and focus on the hotter areas

      The opposite is true for cities from Ontario east to Atlantic Canada where temperature were 1ºC to 3ºC below normal.

      All the hype has been on the western temperatures- because cooler then normal for what the 3rd or 4th year in a row doesn't sell carbon credits does it?

      No pest problems at all, no bugs, nothing
      and no pesticides usage
      we had a baby rabbit- so we left a patch of grass for it to munch on (it was full of clover etc.,) and it never bothered the garden
      we 'fought' the birds for our mulberries, but, did manage to get some..

      no groundhogs around these parts- they have better place to hang out then the yard
      got to see a fox yesterday while I was out for my bike ride! so that was cool :)