Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
KaiserJeep wrote:You can no longer buy the concentrates that were formerly available, because people were mixing concentrations that were too high for safety, resulting in toxic runoff into the storm sewers.
When you say that you have to hold a flashlight under your chin to make it scary.SeaGypsy wrote:Go for it. Some dickhead politician here drank a glass back in the 80's, died from leukemia 2 years later.
KaiserJeep wrote:I buy and use Roundup for weed control around my small home. Over the last 10 years, the available forms the product comes in are reduced to one, which is a premixed form. You can no longer buy the concentrates that were formerly available, because people were mixing concentrations that were too high for safety, resulting in toxic runoff into the storm sewers. When applied as directed in the correct concentrations, runoff is virtually nil, the glyphosate is consumed in killing the green weeds if it gets the specified 72 hours without rain after application.
Pops wrote:A company doesn't "allow" a patent to expire, it expires after 17 years (or maybe it's now 20) regardless of what they do.
SeaGypsy wrote:Straw man.
Could be killing cute froggies? And much more toxic that Roundup.Aquatic life is extremely susceptible to pyrethrin toxicity, and has been documented in species such as the Lake Trout. Although pyrethrins are quickly metabolized by birds and most mammals, fish and other aquatic invertebrates lack the ability to metabolize these compounds, leading to a toxic accumulation of byproducts.
SeaGypsy wrote:I can concede I may have been misled on US patent Law but nobody has answered regarding the MSDS booklet? I didn't hear about that on a conspiracy website, I read it several times as it grew up to about 10 years ago when I last had to use it at work. Virtually nobody was or is following the safety instructions as published by the 20 year monopoly holder.
dissident wrote:SeaGypsy wrote:I can concede I may have been misled on US patent Law but nobody has answered regarding the MSDS booklet? I didn't hear about that on a conspiracy website, I read it several times as it grew up to about 10 years ago when I last had to use it at work. Virtually nobody was or is following the safety instructions as published by the 20 year monopoly holder.
I will second your observations. Roundup treated lawns were cordoned off and a sign placed to keep off for a couple of days at least.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/healt ... icide-ban/
According to Swiss supermarkets, German companies have announced halting sales of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide.
The registration of glyphosate is currently being re-examined by the EU, because the current authorization of the active ingredient ends in December 2015.
After the WHO report in March had glyphosate classified as "probably carcinogenic,” the herbicide is disappearing from some stores.
However, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment did not previously share the concerns of the WHO and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Slowly some companies are rethinking the glyphosate issue.
As the nature conservation association NABU reported, the company plant Kölle, Knauber, Garden Centre Holland, garden centers Augsburg and Globus Baumarkt have declared in writing that in the future they’ll refrain from selling glyphosate products. In the Toom DIY stores in Germany glyphosate has already been taken off the shelves. At last report, Swiss supermarkets like Migros have discontinued glyphosate.
The company Knauber for example stated:"Knauber has opted for the complete discontinuation of glyphosate herbicides. Thus Knauber responds to the reclassification of the herbicide's active ingredient by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as "probably carcinogenic.” With immediate effect Knauber takes the precaution to remove all glyphosate weedkillers completely from sale. Knauber has been known in its mission statement to act responsibly towards people and the environment. Stopping the sale of glyphosate on the basis of reclassification is therefore a logical step."
"Glyphosate is the herbicide most widely used in Germany, of which still 51 different applications for the home and garden area are permitted," said NABU. "We hope that finally the other DIY stores like Bauhaus, Hornbach or Obi fulfill their responsibilities and remove glyphosate as quickly as possible from the shelves," said national director Leif Miller.
Just recently, the consumer protection Ministerial Conference of the countries asked the federal government to ban the delivery of glyphosate to individuals for home gardening. NABU calls for a suspension of the authorization for glyphosate and an extensive risk assessment of the active substance.
French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced Sunday a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic.
... Royal also announced last week that from January 2018 phytosanitary products—used to control plant diseases—would only be available to amateur gardeners "through an intermediary or a certified vendor".
With infectious diseases increasing worldwide, the need to understand how and why disease outbreaks occur is becoming increasingly important. Looking for answers, a team of University of South Florida (USF) biologists and colleagues found broad evidence that supports the controversial 'dilution effect hypothesis," which suggests that biodiversity limits outbreaks of disease among humans and wildlife.
"Our study found broad evidence that species-rich communities suffer less infectious disease, and the magnitude of this effect was independent of host density, study design, type and specialization of parasites, and whether the parasite infected humans or wildlife, indicating that dilution was robust across all ecological contexts examined," stated Civitello. "This suggests that maintaining biodiversity in nature could reduce the abundance of many parasites of humans and wildlife," explained Civitello. "Conversely, human-induced declines in biodiversity could contribute to increases in both human and wildlife diseases."
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