Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini has
now found that other, supposedly “inert,” ingredients associated with Roundup are
even more dangerous than its primary toxin, glyphosate. But the EPA requires that only the active
ingredient be studied for medium- and long-term toxicity. Companies are not
required to list inert ingredients on most pesticide labels.
Companies say that they add ingredients to pesticides other than
the active ingredient in order to make the product easier to spray, more readily
stick to plants, store longer, and less likely to wash off in rain. These additives
can make up as much as 95 percent of a pesticide. And research has found that eight
out of nine pesticides tested were up to 1,000 times more toxic to human cells than
just the active ingredient.
The authors of the study conclude that the distinction by regulators
at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) between active ingredients and “declared
inert” compounds is “a regulatory assumption with no toxicological basis.”
Please ask the EPA to start testing
entire formulations of pesticides, rather than just “active” ingredients.
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Please Test the WHOLE Pesticide Formula
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