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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Enviromental Racism: Most of the Glyphosate Sprayed in CA is Applied in Poor Areas (Hispanic or Latino and Black)

Most of the Glyphosate Sprayed in CA is Applied in Poor Areas
The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Environmental Health, El Quinto Sol de America, Californians for Pesticide Reform, the Center for Food Safety and the Pesticide Action Network released a report earlier this week that claims that more than half of the glyphosate sprayed in California is applied to the state’s 8 most impoverished counties. [1]
According to the report, the populations in these counties are predominantly Hispanic or Latino, which suggests that use of the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is distributed unequally along both socioeconomic and racial lines.
“We’ve uncovered a disturbing trend where poor and minority communities disproportionately live in regions where glyphosate is sprayed,” said Dr. Nathan Donley, a staff scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “In high doses glyphosate is dangerous to people, and California can’t, in good conscience, keep allowing these communities to pay the price for our overreliance on pesticides.”


The Dangers of Glyphosate: What You Don’t Know Might Be Killing You
If you aren’t already convinced of the dangers of glyphosate, the chemical found in the herbicide Roundup, and the merits of avoiding GMO foods, a recent study puts another nail in the glyphosate coffin.
I avoid GMOs not just because of the dangers of eating Genetically Modified Organisms, but also because of the high levels of glyphosate used on those foods.
Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, this study shows a clear link between glyphosate and fatal kidney disease.
Not only that, in Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are They the Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka, researchers explore the hypothesis that glyphosate interacts with other environmental factors to cause the deadliness of this disease.

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