– Gov. Study: Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air And Rain Samples
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– Technical Announcement: Widely Used Herbicide Commonly Found in Rain and Streams in the Mississippi River Basin (USGS, Aug 29, 2011):
Glyphosate, also known by its tradename Roundup, is commonly found in rain and rivers in agricultural areas in the Mississippi River watershed, according to two new USGS studies released this month.
Glyphosate is used in almost all agricultural and urban areas of the United States. The greatest glyphosate use is in the Mississippi River basin, where most applications are for weed control on genetically-modified corn, soybeans and cotton. Overall, agricultural use of glyphosate has increased from less than 11,000 tons in 1992 to more than 88,000 tons in 2007.
– Weedkiller Glyphosate for GM Crops Pollutes Air, Rain and Rivers across America (Global Research, Aug 31, 2011):
Two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey reveal the pervasive spread of the biocide, glyphosate, mostly used as a weedkiller for crops genetically engineered to resist it.
Used in formulations by Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and others, glyphosate has, according to several reports, been linked to spontaneous abortions in livestock, birth defects in humans, insect resistance, and weed resistance.
Worse, regulators have known for years of these links, Earth Open Source reported.
In early August, Dr. Mercola reported: Continue reading »
Tags: Environment, Genetically Modified Organisms, Global News, Glyphosate, GMO, Government, Health, Roundup, Roundup Ready, U.S., USGS