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Thursday, November 09, 2017

New research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week found no link between exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's best-selling herbicide, Roundup, and an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) and its subtypes. The research was part of the Agricultural Health Study, a larger study following tens of thousands of agricultural workers, families, and farmers in Iowa and North Carolina since the early 1990s.




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David Spiegelhalter, a professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at Britain's Cambridge University who has no link to the research, told Reuters the research is part of a "large and careful study" and showed "no significant relationship between glyphosate use and any cancer," noting specifically the link to AML "is no more than one would expect by chance." "The findings are likely to impact legal proceedings in the United States against Monsanto, in which more than 180 plaintiffs are claiming exposure to RoundUp gave them cancer – allegations that Monsanto denies," Reuters noted on Thursday.


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This is bad news for human beings.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-09 05:29 PM | Reply

and bees. and soil. and microorganisms, and streams, rivers, and wildlife. and groundwater.

That company alone could poison the planet.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-09 05:31 PM | Reply

Huh. Yet Roundup is harmful to animals - for instance, it's toxic to farm cats and pets if they walk through a treated area before it dries.

"Vomiting, anorexia and lethargy are common signs in cats after glyphosate exposure. There may also be diarrhoea, tremors, drowsiness and dilated pupils. Severe respiratory signs are a feature of glyphosate exposure in cats and can be fatal. Eye and skin irritation are also possible after exposure to glyphosate-containing products."


Also, Roundup and other herbicides (and pesticides) are "safe when used used as directed". But those directions include "Wash and scrub all fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running water."

Who does that?

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-09 06:10 PM | Reply

Who washes veggies? Everybody I thought..

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-09 07:11 PM | Reply

#4 "For firm produce, such as melons and winter squash, use a clean vegetable brush to scrub the surface as you rinse it. Produce with bumpy, uneven surfaces, such as cauliflower and broccoli, should be soaked for 1 to 2 minutes in cold water to remove contaminants from the nooks and crannies."

You really do that?

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-09 07:41 PM | Reply

You really do that?

I do... it's not like it's difficult.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-09 07:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You really do that?
#5 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT 2017-11-09 07:41 PM | FLAG:

Yeah, it's part of prep. Cooking is procedural, right? It's just something you do every time. You only get to skip that step if it's canned or frozen.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-09 07:52 PM | Reply

I also skip it if it came out of my garden. Most of my produce hasn't even seen dirt, let alone pesticides. Water, nutrients, clay pellets, and some calcium to buffer the tomatoes since their consumption outstrips my normal 1:1:1 nutrient mix.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-09 07:54 PM | Reply

How do you wash the roundup out of Ritz crackers?

On the heels of the growing controversy surrounding glyphosate's safety, this unique testing project that started in 2015, has so far found alarming levels of glyphosate in General Mills' Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes and PepsiCo's Doritos Cool Ranch, Ritz Crackers and Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips, as well as many more famous products at levels that present significant risks according to the latest independent peer-reviewed science on glyphosate.


#9 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 09:51 AM | Reply

"Disclaimer: The Detox Project is not carrying out the research projects, therefore we have no liability for the results of the research projects themselves, or how the results of the research projects are used by study participants, or for payments made to Kudzu Science or MetricBio by study participants. The Detox Project is solely an exclusive promoter of the Kudzu Science and MetricBio research projects."


#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 10:19 AM | Reply

The testing was done at Anresco Labs.



#11 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 02:30 PM | Reply

Yeah it's a page to sell you pee cups using detox as it's buzzword, which sends up immediate alarm cellars. Given that the latest peer review science in the biggest study on it ever is what the article is about, they need to update their site, among other issues.

And you should not be eating that processed junk to begin with. The glysophate is irrelevant to your health compared to the sugar content.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 04:06 PM | Reply

Alarm bells. Damn you android autocorrect.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 04:07 PM | Reply

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