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Small Farm Chemicals

June 19, 2018
Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China’s small farms harms health and environment

Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China’s small farms harms health and environment
Credit: University of Melbourne

The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too small to be environmentally sustainable, a new study has found.

The study found agricultural chemicals are often used inefficiently on small farms, leading to financial losses and serious local, regional and global pollution ranging from eutrophication (an excess of nutrients in bodies of water, often caused by run-off from the land) to particle pollution in the air and global warming.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-06-overuse-agricultural-chemicals-china-small.html#jCp

FDA afraid to release report on all the foods with cancer causing glyphosate

April 30, 2018

6.12.19 UPDATE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/glyphosate-breakfast-cereal-still-contains-roundup-ingredient-study-finds/

The FDA has been testing food samples for traces of glyphosate for two years, but the agency has not yet released any official results

source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/30/fda-weedkiller-glyphosate-in-food-internal-emails

US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in hundreds of widely used herbicide products, for two years, but has not yet released any official results.

But the internal documents obtained by the Guardian show the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide.

The fact that the agency only recently started testing for glyphosate, a chemical that has been used for over 40 years in food production, has led to criticism from consumer groups and the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

See this article that explains the negative health effects of glyphosate: https://billymeier.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/the-truth-about-glyphosate/


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