Hey, wait a minute: I thought the Environmental Protection Agency was faithfully helping us carry out Barack Obama's Marxist revolution by crushing big business. But this morning I read that the EPA has doubled the amount of glyphosate (Monsanto's Roundup herbicide) that we can have on our food crops. The EPA doesn't think Roundup causes cancer, but it acknowledges Roundup is hard on the lungs, kidneys, and reproductive system.
So why would the EPA up the contamination threshold?
The EPA increase in the allowable amount of Roundup is related to the fact that GMO farmers are finding superinsects and superweeds in their fields. They plant geneticially modified seeds that should produce crops that are hardwired to kill pests, but instead the pests are becoming immune to the pesticides. Meanwhile the “Roundup Ready” crops are being attacked by superweeds that are now resistant to Roundup.
“Every year it will get worse,” said Tracy Franck, an Iowa farmer, to the Cedar Rapids-based Gazzette [sic]. “[We] are putting on more Roundup every year to kill the same amount of weeds” [Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht, "EPA Raises the Level of Monsanto Herbicide Allowed in American Crops," Opposing Views, 2013.07.24].
Sounds like even the Obama EPA is more interested in protecting Monsanto's business environment than our eating environment.