|⇦|| Episode #657 - Rounding Up The Opposition
(Glyphosate Risks, David versus Monsanto)
|⌚ Sat 15 June 2013 ☻Stephanie Seneff, Percy Schmeiser|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2This week, a two part look at the practice of Genetic Engineering as carried out by Monsanto. We begin with a radio adaptation of 2009 film "David versus Monsanto". Then it's an in depth look at what the Wikipedia thought police describe as a "virtually ideal herbicide": Monsanto's glyphosate. Senior Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff, publisher of a recent papers suggesting that glyphosate (roundup) may be implicated in many of the diseases which are now increasing in prevalence in USA.
We conclude this show with a radio adaptation of Bertram Verhaag's 2009 film, Percy Schmeiser - David versus Monsanto, which tells the story of Canadian organic canola grower, Percy Schmeiser, who after GM seed blew onto his property was charged by Monsanto with 'patent infringement' for growing 'their' seeds without a license. He refused to buckle under the pressure and became an international figurehead of resistance against the agribusiness model:
Thanks to Bertram Verhaag of Denkmal Films for Percy Schmeiser - David versus Monsanto.
On May 1st, 2013 the E.P.A. declared that it had "concluded that glyphosate does not pose a cancer risk to humans. Therefore, a dietary exposure assessment for the purpose of assessing cancer risk is unnecessary." The legal maximum level of glyphosate was raised by an order of magnitude.
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