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Round-up.

Wow, a whirlwind of media coverage on the damage glyphosate (Round-up) is possibly doing. Those of us who have been exposed and watching the effects of the local poisoning, know from close observation, it is a destroyer of a lot more than the target plant. Argument  aired last night that steam weeding and other means of removing unwanted plants, is more expensive in dollar terms, does not take into account the very real actual cost the invisible damage the herbicide does. Think of contaminated water for a start. Think of the spray drift, particularly on food we eat.  Also revealed was the million dollars the chemical company provides to the Pesticide regulator here in Australia.

http://bluehandsteam.com.au

Example below of irresponsible spraying along Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby.

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I am a resident of the Gold Coast and am concerned with the well being of our country when it comes to toxins found in our food and environment, I am writing you this email to ask you for any kind of support or help that you can give me regarding this important matter and my petition https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/bunnings-warehouse-please-ban-cancer-causing-glyphosate-weed-killers.

As you may be aware, the WHO IARC recently classified glyphosate as a 2A class carcinogen and many countries as well as gardening retailers have decided to ban this hazardous product.

So far, nothing has been done in our country despite all this information supported by countless experts in the field.

Having said that, a lot have been achieved theses last few years by organisations such as Sumofus, Change.org and their Communityrun and many other in many fields of action.

I have therefore created a petition on communityrun.org

Roundup Fact Sheet

Photographed in our local Mitre 10 hardware.
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Now for some positive news. recent European studies are finding net positive health out-comes for those of us who endeavor to support and consume Certified organic food.

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/16/organic-meat-and-milk-could-offer-health-benefits-study-suggests

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Made in China.

Common Name
Glyphosate 41% IPA Salt
Molecular Formula
C3H9NC3H8NO5P
Molecular Weight
228.18
CAS NO.
38641-94-
Quality Standard
Appearance
Light yellow transparent liquid.
Content of Glyphosate IPA
41% Min
PH Value 4.5-6
Water-insoluble substance
0.1% Max
Dilution Stability (20 times )
Qualified
Low-Temperature Stability
Qualified Thermal Storage Stability
Application
Nonselective systemic herbicide, absorbed by the foliage, with rapid translocation throughout the plant.
Some crops have been genetically modified to be resistant to glyphosate.
Formulations
41%, 62% Glyphosate IPA Salt, 360g/L SL
Packing
200L, 20L, 5L, 3.5L,2.5l,1L,500ML,200ML
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BEIJING, Mar. 11 (Xinhua Finance) – Chinese glyphosate producers are considering on raising their glyphosate product prices by around 5 percent or 1,000 yuan per tonne, said a report by Shanghai Security News on Wednesday.
The 16th China International Agrochemical and Crop Protection Exhibition would offer an opportunity for the expected price hike. China has 550,000 tonnes to 600,000 tonnes of glyphosate production capacity with near 80 percent of glyphosate products exported. China’s glyphosate producers would see better profitability on low stock levels and more strict regulation on chemical plants.

The Dutch Parliament passed the law prohibiting private parties from buying Monsanto’s toxic herbicide, RoundUp, and is expected to go into effect in late 2015. While the Dutch Lower House had initiated the law to ban glyphosate from non-agricultural use years ago, it seems Monsanto’s grip on the government “overrode” the motion at the time, but now residents of the Netherlands will be safe from the toxic pesticide. Two members of the Dutch Parliament, Esther Ouwehand and Gerard Schouw, submitted the motion, which influenced recent approval. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp, has been linked to many health risks including different forms of cancer, nervous system damage and birth defects among many other issues. The Netherlands now joins Russia and Mexico as the latest country to ban Monsanto’s RoundUp. Will this prompt other countries to follow suit?

Creeks and Drains are for rain water. NOT HERBICIDES

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A chronic toxicity study on the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup and a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini has been republished. The republication restores the study to the peer-reviewed literature so that it can be consulted and built upon by other scientists. The study found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU. Toxic effects were found from the GM maize tested alone, as well as from Roundup tested alone and together with the maize. Additional unexpected findings were higher rates of large tumours and mortality in most treatment groups. The study was first published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) in September 2012[1] but was retracted by the editor-in-chief in November 2013 after a sustained campaign of criticism and defamation by pro-GMO scientists.[2] Now the study has been republished by Environmental Sciences Europe. The republished version contains extra material addressing criticisms of the original publication. The raw data underlying the study’s findings are also published – unlike the raw data for the industry studies that underlie regulatory approvals of Roundup, which are kept secret. The new paper presents the same results as before and the conclusions are unchanged. The republished study is accompanied by a separate commentary by Prof Séralini’s team describing the lobbying efforts of GMO crop supporters to force the editor of FCT to retract the original publication.
http://weedsnetwork.com/traction?

I recall numerous attacks on Seralini’s study on ABC Radio National’s Bush Telegraph, incidentally coinciding with the beginnings of the Steve Marsh case in Western Australia. Not holding my breath for this republished study to be heard.

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A comment on Clive Palmer’s about face this week. Once he rids himself of his dirty coal operations and reinvests his enormous wealth ( from Australia’s Natural resources ) into sustainable clean energy projects, then he will gain some credibility.

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Join the Brunswick Chemical Free Champions.

The Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare Group is having a weeding bee on Saturday, the 7th of July, from 9 am to 1:00 pm, morning tea at 11 am. Meet at Brunswick Heads, (south of the surf club) at the fire track gate. We will be working on the front dune on the South East corner of the Crow Land site doing Bitou Bush primary work.

If you come later, walk 300 m along the dog walking beach heading South, towards the Light House, and you can’t miss us, chatting and looping on the front dune. Families are must welcome, because the kids can play on the beach while we do Bitou yoga.

 Please wear boots, long sleeve shirt, a hat, gloves and bring water to drink and some morning tea (I will bake a cassava cake), love Nadia 0478272300

The German Environmental Protection organisation Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union  (NABU) has reached a startling conclusion: the herbicide glyphosate, used in a product known as Roundup and hitherto classified as harmless, is actually harmful to humans.  It carries a number of health risks, including raising the incidence of cancer.

The study is based on research conducted on the use of glyphosate particularly in the USA and Latin America.  In those countries, Roundup is used on fields of genetically-modified rapeseed, soyabean and corn.  Glyphosate destroys all plants except GM crops that have been altered to be resistant to it.

“Glyphosate is toxic to many organisms and also contaminates water ecosystems“, concludes the report.

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