Nice article. Courtesy of the Earthsave Canada e-mail newsletter:
But they forgot to mention how the use of glyphosate and Roundup are being linked in scientific studies to DNA damage and cancer.
Don’t use pesticides or genetically-modified crops! They are bad for you, bad for the living world that surrounds you. We have survived for thousands and thousands of years without such toxic garbage polluting our foods, our rivers, killing our pollinators and disrupting the ecology.
Eat local, pesticide-free foods (preferably those you’ve grown yourself). And please, plant flowers and meadows and leave flowering weeds and wildlife corridors to help out all pollinators, those magnificent hymenopterans on whom we depend for the production of a large proportion of our food crops. It’s not just honeybees who pollinate, but also a number of wild bees (sweat bees particularly, in the northern hemisphere), bumblebees, and even wasps and flies, all of whom are negatively affected by pesticides and also by habitat loss from human overdevelopment.
Protect the pollinators!