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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Roundup NOT so safe

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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 1 of 6 , Jul 6, 2004
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      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.....
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    • 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 2 of 6 , Apr 8, 2005
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        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 3 of 6 , Apr 8, 2005
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          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 4 of 6 , Apr 9, 2005
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            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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