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By Alex Pietrowski
The Environmental Protection agency of California has just made moves to label Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, or Glyphosate, as a ‘probably carcinogenic to humans.’ It’s linked to cancer and heavily contaminates the soil, yet there is no sign that farmers will stop using this poison any time soon. In fact, over the last couple of decades, this chemical has seen an astonishing surge in use in the United States and across the world.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), in the US alone in the years between 1992 and 2012, over 2.6 billion pounds of Roundup herbicide have been dumped onto America’s farmland and food supply. With the rise in GMO seed such as BT Corn and ‘Roundup Ready’ soy beans, glyphosate is becoming something farmers simply cannot avoid even if they wanted to.