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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Roundup NOT so safe

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  • Adam Carter
    Here s another Roundup article: http://www.counterpunch.org/bigwood08232003.html
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 5 4:35 PM
      Here's another Roundup article:

      http://www.counterpunch.org/bigwood08232003.html


      On 06/07/2004, at 7:23 AM, SArjuna@... wrote:

      > Here are urls for just two of many websites with info. about
      > Roundup
      > that should be seriously considered before using it.
      > http://www.holisticmed.com/ge/roundup.html
      >
      > http://www.guarding-our-earth.com/aggrand/roundup.htm
      > Below are are some of the points covered in the article at the
      > 2nd url.
      > Shivani
      >
      > 1.Glyphosate [active ingredient in Roundup] can be persistent.... up
      > to 140
      > days were required for half of the applied glyphosate to break down
      > ...residues of glyphosate were found in lettuce, carrots, and barley
      > planted one year
      > after glyphosate treatment.
      > 2. Glyphosate can drift. ..to 400 meters (1300 feet) durng ground
      > applications and 800 meters 12600 feet) during aerial applications.
      > 3. Glyphosate is acutely toxic to humans. Ingesting about 3/4 of a
      > cup can
      > be lethal. Symptoms include eye and skin irritation, lung congestion,
      > and
      > erosion of the intestinal tract....
      > 4. Glyphosate has shown a wide spectrum of chronic toxicity in
      > laboratory
      > tests....
      > 5. Roundup contains toxic trade secret ingredients. These include
      > polyethoxylated tallowamines, causing nausea and diarrhea, and
      > isopropylamine, causing
      > chemical pneumonia, laryngitis, headache, and bums.
      > 6. Roundup kills beneficial insects.....
      > 7. Glyphosate is hazardous to earthworms....
      > 8. Roundup inhibits mycorrhizal fungi.....
      > 9. Glyphosate reduces nitrogen fixation....
      > 10. Roundup can increase the spread or severity of plant diseases.....
      >
      >
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    • Ingrid Bauer/Jean-Claude Catry
      add to this that round up is commercialised by a giant corporation who use this money to developp genetically engineered plants , existnec of which is
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 6 1:01 AM
        add to this that round up is commercialised by a giant corporation who use
        this money to developp genetically engineered plants , existnec of which is
        threatening the century old seed savingand creation job done by small
        farmers all over the world , increasing dependance of poor farmers on
        chemical manufacturers and corporate seed suppliers ( they are the same )
        FUkuoka doesn't appreciate the take over by big corporations of what belongs
        to humanity as a whole and will not like to see natural farmers using this
        kind of stuff just for conveniency . there is many other way to replace
        weeds by crop producing plants .

        jean-claude


        > Here are urls for just two of many websites with info. about Roundup
        > that should be seriously considered before using it.
        > http://www.holisticmed.com/ge/roundup.html
        >
        > http://www.guarding-our-earth.com/aggrand/roundup.htm
        > Below are are some of the points covered in the article at the 2nd
        url.
        > Shivani
        >
        > 1.Glyphosate [active ingredient in Roundup] can be persistent.... up to
        140
        > days were required for half of the applied glyphosate to break down
        > ...residues of glyphosate were found in lettuce, carrots, and barley
        planted one year
        > after glyphosate treatment.
        > 2. Glyphosate can drift. ..to 400 meters (1300 feet) durng ground
        > applications and 800 meters 12600 feet) during aerial applications.
        > 3. Glyphosate is acutely toxic to humans. Ingesting about 3/4 of a cup
        can
        > be lethal. Symptoms include eye and skin irritation, lung congestion, and
        > erosion of the intestinal tract....
        > 4. Glyphosate has shown a wide spectrum of chronic toxicity in laboratory
        > tests....
        > 5. Roundup contains toxic trade secret ingredients. These include
        > polyethoxylated tallowamines, causing nausea and diarrhea, and
        isopropylamine, causing
        > chemical pneumonia, laryngitis, headache, and bums.
        > 6. Roundup kills beneficial insects.....
        > 7. Glyphosate is hazardous to earthworms....
        > 8. Roundup inhibits mycorrhizal fungi.....
        > 9. Glyphosate reduces nitrogen fixation....
        > 10. Roundup can increase the spread or severity of plant diseases.....
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
      • angela flynn
        The importance of biodiversity of life on earth should be fairly obvious. Along vith the backing of genetic modification, which leaves all of the modified
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 8, 2005
          The importance of biodiversity of life on earth should
          be fairly obvious. Along vith the backing of genetic
          modification, which leaves all of the modified
          organisms with the same dna, the USDA has attempted to
          severely limit and control our access to seeds. For
          those of you in the US you may want to send your
          comments to the USDA on the following. More
          information is available, along with a sample letter,
          at this link: (J.L.'s seed catalog is a treasure so
          be sure to check it out as well.

          http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/USDAComment.htm

          The USDA had planned to implement a new requirement on
          ALL IMPORTS, even of small packets for home gardeners.
          All imports are supposed to require an expensive
          phytosanitary certificate costing up to $60 per
          shipment. This was to take effect July 22nd, 2002.
          They claim the plan is now in effect, but they have
          not been enforcing it and have done some back-pedaling
          in public statements. Thanks to your letters, the plan
          has been delayed. We think they have realized from the
          great public outcry that this was a very bad idea, and
          simply don't intend to enforce it for small parcels,
          and hope the controversy quietly goes away.

          In the future, if enforcement is actually begun, all
          of you who have enjoyed ordering rare seeds from
          overseas or Canada from fine firms like Richter's,�
          Silverhill or Chilterns will find your orders much
          more expensive. Some small firms in out-of-the way
          regions may find it difficult or impossible to obtain
          these certificates. Even the� USDA, ARS (Agricultural
          Research Service) has objected to this unnecessary
          requirement!

          Please contact the USDA and object to this, as we must
          keep up the pressure to ensure that they do not begin
          enforcement. We should demand that the regulation
          actually be repealed, not just ignored, or it will
          resurface in coming years. We absolutely must insist
          that a small-parcel exemption be written into
          quarantine law - all parcels under 10 kg or $2000
          value should be enterable without permit or
          phytosanitary certificate, based on free, timely
          inspection at port-of-entry. We pay taxes for a
          competent inspection service, and should receive what
          we have paid for...

          Warm regards,

          Angela Flynn


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        • Laurence Hutchinson
          I hope that this action will still restricts alien species from transfer from one country to another as this is likely to cause big problems for the
          Message 4 of 6 , Apr 8, 2005
            I hope that this action will still restricts alien species from transfer
            from one country to another as this is likely to cause big problems for the
            biodiversity and local ecology, apart from that issue you have a good point.
            We too must remember that The US has banned the use of saved seeds in Iraq a
            traditional practice for 1000's of years, it is now against the law.


            ----- Original Message -----
            From: "angela flynn" <gallicolumbaluzonica@...>
            To: <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 9:56 PM
            Subject: [fukuoka_farming] The importance of biodiversity


            >
            > The importance of biodiversity of life on earth should
            > be fairly obvious. Along vith the backing of genetic
            > modification, which leaves all of the modified
            > organisms with the same dna, the USDA has attempted to
            > severely limit and control our access to seeds. For
            > those of you in the US you may want to send your
            > comments to the USDA on the following. More
            > information is available, along with a sample letter,
            > at this link: (J.L.'s seed catalog is a treasure so
            > be sure to check it out as well.
            >
            > http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/USDAComment.htm
            >
            > The USDA had planned to implement a new requirement on
            > ALL IMPORTS, even of small packets for home gardeners.
            > All imports are supposed to require an expensive
            > phytosanitary certificate costing up to $60 per
            > shipment. This was to take effect July 22nd, 2002.
            > They claim the plan is now in effect, but they have
            > not been enforcing it and have done some back-pedaling
            > in public statements. Thanks to your letters, the plan
            > has been delayed. We think they have realized from the
            > great public outcry that this was a very bad idea, and
            > simply don't intend to enforce it for small parcels,
            > and hope the controversy quietly goes away.
            >
            > In the future, if enforcement is actually begun, all
            > of you who have enjoyed ordering rare seeds from
            > overseas or Canada from fine firms like Richter's,
            > Silverhill or Chilterns will find your orders much
            > more expensive. Some small firms in out-of-the way
            > regions may find it difficult or impossible to obtain
            > these certificates. Even the USDA, ARS (Agricultural
            > Research Service) has objected to this unnecessary
            > requirement!
            >
            > Please contact the USDA and object to this, as we must
            > keep up the pressure to ensure that they do not begin
            > enforcement. We should demand that the regulation
            > actually be repealed, not just ignored, or it will
            > resurface in coming years. We absolutely must insist
            > that a small-parcel exemption be written into
            > quarantine law - all parcels under 10 kg or $2000
            > value should be enterable without permit or
            > phytosanitary certificate, based on free, timely
            > inspection at port-of-entry. We pay taxes for a
            > competent inspection service, and should receive what
            > we have paid for...
            >
            > Warm regards,
            >
            > Angela Flynn
            >
            >
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            > future. - Joe Sherman
            >
            >
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          • Sergio Montinola
            Dear Laurence, Although I am not an American citizen, I wish to congratulate you for your noble stance on the importance of biodiversity. I ahve always admired
            Message 5 of 6 , Apr 9, 2005
              Dear Laurence,

              Although I am not an American citizen, I wish to
              congratulate you for your noble stance on the
              importance of biodiversity.

              I ahve always admired the American democracy and free
              speech. Your plea is a very valid one and should be
              pursuted to its vision and mission for the greater
              glory of the worlds benefit.

              More power to you.

              Sergio J. Montinola
              Philippines

              --- Laurence Hutchinson
              <lh@...> wrote:
              >
              > I hope that this action will still restricts alien
              > species from transfer
              > from one country to another as this is likely to
              > cause big problems for the
              > biodiversity and local ecology, apart from that
              > issue you have a good point.
              > We too must remember that The US has banned the use
              > of saved seeds in Iraq a
              > traditional practice for 1000's of years, it is now
              > against the law.
              >
              >
              > ----- Original Message -----
              > From: "angela flynn"
              > <gallicolumbaluzonica@...>
              > To: <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>
              > Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 9:56 PM
              > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] The importance of
              > biodiversity
              >
              >
              > >
              > > The importance of biodiversity of life on earth
              > should
              > > be fairly obvious. Along vith the backing of
              > genetic
              > > modification, which leaves all of the modified
              > > organisms with the same dna, the USDA has
              > attempted to
              > > severely limit and control our access to seeds.
              > For
              > > those of you in the US you may want to send your
              > > comments to the USDA on the following. More
              > > information is available, along with a sample
              > letter,
              > > at this link: (J.L.'s seed catalog is a treasure
              > so
              > > be sure to check it out as well.
              > >
              > > http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/USDAComment.htm
              > >
              > > The USDA had planned to implement a new
              > requirement on
              > > ALL IMPORTS, even of small packets for home
              > gardeners.
              > > All imports are supposed to require an expensive
              > > phytosanitary certificate costing up to $60 per
              > > shipment. This was to take effect July 22nd, 2002.
              > > They claim the plan is now in effect, but they
              > have
              > > not been enforcing it and have done some
              > back-pedaling
              > > in public statements. Thanks to your letters, the
              > plan
              > > has been delayed. We think they have realized from
              > the
              > > great public outcry that this was a very bad idea,
              > and
              > > simply don't intend to enforce it for small
              > parcels,
              > > and hope the controversy quietly goes away.
              > >
              > > In the future, if enforcement is actually begun,
              > all
              > > of you who have enjoyed ordering rare seeds from
              > > overseas or Canada from fine firms like Richter's,
              > > Silverhill or Chilterns will find your orders much
              > > more expensive. Some small firms in out-of-the way
              > > regions may find it difficult or impossible to
              > obtain
              > > these certificates. Even the USDA, ARS
              > (Agricultural
              > > Research Service) has objected to this unnecessary
              > > requirement!
              > >
              > > Please contact the USDA and object to this, as we
              > must
              > > keep up the pressure to ensure that they do not
              > begin
              > > enforcement. We should demand that the regulation
              > > actually be repealed, not just ignored, or it will
              > > resurface in coming years. We absolutely must
              > insist
              > > that a small-parcel exemption be written into
              > > quarantine law - all parcels under 10 kg or $2000
              > > value should be enterable without permit or
              > > phytosanitary certificate, based on free, timely
              > > inspection at port-of-entry. We pay taxes for a
              > > competent inspection service, and should receive
              > what
              > > we have paid for...
              > >
              > > Warm regards,
              > >
              > > Angela Flynn
              > >
              > >
              > > Collective action accumulating from individual
              > choices shapes the
              > > future. - Joe Sherman
              > >
              > >
              > >
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