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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Glyphosate studies 2013: a) environmental impact b) Gluten relevance.

The first is a review of glyphosate risks in civilian friendly language, from Friends of Europe that is not hard core science but is very clear. The 2nd is a scientific study from the US Library of National Medicine that links glyphosate, gut bacteria destruction & gluten intolerance/reactivity that is now rampant. I liked their use of verifiable facts to show the gluten free mvt. is not just ‘trendy marketing’ but actually a verifiable shift in human gut pathology that points to roundup exposure. Important for people to know and think it would catch the attention of the average person….
https://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/press_releases/foee_5_environmental_impacts_glyphosate.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945755/  source
Samsel, A. & Seneff, S., Interdisciplinary Toxicology. 2013 Dec; 6(4): 159–184.

Courtenay Estuary corn fields

Courtenay’s estuary has fields of corn ready for harvest.
The fields are an image of abundance and plenty. Beautiful rows of corn with no weeds in between.
Weeds and unwanted planted are only found on the edge of the fields.
Do you know what kind of corn grows there?
Can I give you a clue?

This rich and fertile land is growing genetical engineered (GE) corn for animal feed.
GE corn are designed to tolerate the pesticide Round-Up Ready, and by spraying this pesticide, the fields are guaranteed weed free. But at what price !! as this field is so close to our estuary and it is also a space for migrating birds.

Keep an eye on this beautiful field the next time you drive by the estuary and write to City Council  and Ducks Unlimited Canada  about what you think. (cvducksunlimited@shaw.ca) Ask these organizations to require agricultural practices that are appropriate for this sensitive habitat.