The Roundup

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  • GMO Labeling

    As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced in 1996.

  • Genetic Engineering

    for example some corn plants have been genetically modified to not be killed by Roundup" a very powerful herbicide so because of this farmers put roundup directly on the corn crops which absorb it and you can never get it off of the plant so when people eat these contaminated crops it can cause many illnesses and is all around very harmful to the human body. Now, you talked about how plants have been genetically modified to be more resistant to herbicides like Roundup, and how if people were to get their hands on these crops that they might apply to much, expecting better results, and end up causing their crops to become unhealthy.

Opinions

  • Advances in science present a threat: Does it outweigh all the benefits science has to offer?

    Asked this question forty years ago many people would not have hesitated to answer "No." But now with RoundUp polluting out land and our bodies, surgical mesh causing deaths, Chesapeake Bay's oyster beds and oyster industry having been killed off runoff down the James River from insecticide plants up stream, DDT having down its number on us and more news every day of better living through science gone bad, that "No" has changed to a "Yes." "No" the unknown ramifications of your stupendous new pill, surgical procedure, therapy, tanning bed, pudding mix, industrial process, youth restoring make-up do not necessarily outweigh any benefits it might have to offer.

  • Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) an environmental threat?

    There is anecdotal evidence that when taking a field of Roundup-resistant soy, and then spraying crops with Roundup for a prolonged period of time, you may, in fact, create Roundup-resistant weeds which, for all intents and purposes, diminishes the need for Roundup, or any other weed killer. Roundup-resistant soy is producing Roundup-resistant "superweeds". What do we do when RoundUp ready crops get out of hand?

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