My friend is Sick – Why? then this report

I was reading about bees and the importance of planting wildflowers. A well known seed distributor was giving seeds away. Then I notice the links. Just when everything seems well, photography suddenly seems less important. My heart sinks. I came across this report. I know I must share it…FDN_Glyphosate_FoodTesting_Report_p2016-1

“For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now
subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of
conception until death…These chemicals are now stored in the bodies
of the vast majority of human beings, regardless of age. They occur
in the mother’s milk, and probably in the tissues of the unborn child.”1
—RACHEL CARSON, SILENT SPRING

Table of contents from the report
Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
A Brief History of Glyphosate………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
Why Are We Being Exposed to Increasing Amounts of Glyphosate?……………………………………………………………………. 3
• Glyphosate Exposure Has Skyrocketed since Roundup Ready GMO Crops Were Adopted…………………… 3
Glyphosate Food Testing Results: (in parts per billion – ppb)………………………………………………………………………………… 5
The Laboratory………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
Method for Food Testing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
Where Else Has Glyphosate Been Found?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
• Glyphosate Residues Found in Food, Urine, Breast Milk, Rainwater, Rivers,
Tap Water and Tampons – But FDA Has Never Done Proper Testing……………………………………………………………7
Pure Science: Glyphosate Damage by the Numbers (in parts per billion)……………………………………………………………. 8
What Do These Numbers Mean?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
Part II
Reasons for Concern: Glyphosate Risks to Human Health……………………………………………………………………………………… 10
Where Do Claims of “Safe Levels” Come From?………………………………………………………………………………………………………..12
Reasons for Concern: Allowed Levels of Glyphosate Are Unlikely to be Safe…………………………………………………….12
What Have U.S. Food Safety Regulators Done to Protect Us?………………………………………………………………………………..13
• Obama Administration Raised Glyphosate Residue Levels at Monsanto’s Request…………………………………13
• Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) or How Much Pesticide Residue You May Eat in a Day……………………………13
• Changes in Daily Exposure Based on Industry Science, at Monsanto’s Request
and a History of Scientific Fraud……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….14
• U.S. Acceptable Daily Intake for Glyphosate Originally Set by EPA at 0.1 ppm………………………………………..14
• Current Scientific Research Calls for Much Lower Allowable Glyphosate Residues
for Human Food Products………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….15
• Monsanto and EPA Claim Roundup and Glyphosate are Perfectly Safe: Science Says Otherwise……….. 17
• Roundup Formula 125 Times More Toxic than Glyphosate Alone……………………………………………………………….. 17
Glyphosate Bio-Accumulates in Major Organs and Bones……………………………………………………………………………………….17
Peer-Reviewed Science on Glyphosate……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….18
How To Avoid Glyphosate………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………21
Call to Action……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………22
• Demand Immediate Release of Industry Science Data; End of Pre-Harvest Spraying on Wheat, Oats, Barley and other Food Crops………
• Urgent Need for Fundamental Reforms of Scientific Review Process………………….
Media Contacts……….

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