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How to Remove a Weed Without Poisons . . . Let Us Count the Ways

[caption id="attachment_5421" align="alignleft" width="540"] Poor installation and/or maintenance of a sprinkler system causes excessive weeds (unwanted plants including grass) to grow on this school track in California.[/caption] This post comes with a warning: we are going to pick on some people. Some folks in California apparently hold themselves up as grounds professionals and caregivers of children. We ...

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NEW STUDY: Genetically Modified Corn Toxic to Humans

A study published last week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Toxicology revealed that genetically modified corn containing the genes for Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) is toxic to humans. The study further revealed that the herbicide known as Roundup is toxic to humans, even at small exposures. The vast majority of the corn grown in the U.S. has been engineered to contain Bt and is sprayed with Roundup ...

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Researchers Link Roundup to Male Infertility

A four-person team led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen in France, recently revealed yet another study that links the weed killer known as Roundup to infertility — this time in males. The report, titled Toxicol in Vitro, revealed that exposures of as low as one part per million of Roundup had the effect of reducing testosterone levels in male rats by more tha ...

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Dr. Huber Lays it All Out: Roundup is Killing Us

Lips quivered on ashen faces. Hair stood on forearms. Heads shook and, in some cases, tears formed. The forum, at the Acres USA conference in Columbus, Ohio, last Friday, lasted two and a half hours. For 150 minutes, Dr. Don Huber dispassionately laid out fact after fact, more research than was possible to digest, with almost surgical precision that led to the same unavoidable conclusion: "Roundup is the mo ...

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Canadian Judge Orders Review of Roundup’s Impact on Frogs

Citing the precautionary principle invoked in the historic Supreme Court Hudson v. Spraytech and ChemLawn decision in 2001 — profiled in the documentary film, A Chemical Reaction — a Canadian federal justice has ordered a full review of the impact of the herbicide Roundup on frogs and other amphibians. Justice Michael A. Kelen, who has served on the federal bench since 2003, quoted the Hudson decision in or ...

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Report: Roundup is Everywhere in Air, Water

In what's being called "groundbreaking" research out of Mississippi and Iowa, the weed killer known as Roundup has been found to be virtually everywhere in air and water. This comes on the heels of the June report that shows Roundup, the world's best-selling and most unregulated pesticide, causes birth defects. The key aspect of the new report, circulated Wednesday afternoon worldwide by Reuters, is that it ...

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Fielding Error: Mistaken Application Wipes Out Michigan Baseball

[caption id="attachment_4129" align="alignleft" width="361" caption="This photo from the Battle Creek Enquirer newspaper shows the devastation wrought by the mistaken application of Roundup."][/caption] This story might be funny if it weren't inherently tragic. Back in early spring, folks in Battle Creek, Michigan, were planning for a great season of baseball and other sports at their beloved Bailey Park Sp ...

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Researcher Reiterates Roundup Concerns

Don Huber Pens Second Letter Warning of Roundup Risks A letter by Purdue professor Dr. Don Huber, first posted here before getting wide circulation around the world, brought intense criticism to a respected researcher. Huber clarified his position about Roundup toxicity with this followup letter: THIS COVER LETTER is provided to explain the reasoning and concerns that were conveyed in a letter which I sent ...

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Guest Blog: Take Roundup Warnings Seriously

NOTE: Since our publication of Col. Don Huber's letter to the United States Department of Agriculture warning of the dire consequences of too much weed-killer known as Roundup in the soil, validation of his concerns has come from numerous sources. This note is from Jim Martindale, a consultant with North American Ag-Gro and President of Soil Regeneration Unlimited: I know from observations in dairy herds in ...

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Roundup Warning Letter Came Before USDA Decision

News that Roundup May Be Causing Miscarriage Has Been Slow to Catch On Just as Col. Don Huber's letter that we revealed here seven days ago is becoming widely circulated on the Internet in various sites, a key piece of information has become available this evening. Huber, a former Emeritus Professor at Purdue University and coordinator at the American Phytopathological Society that studies plant diseases an ...

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