Monsanto and the FDA bringing you a better world at times ably assisted by the EPA.
The problem with government agencies are manifold, a part of which may be under funding, but for the most part it is about the lack of public oversight and their willingness to minimize health threats to mollify corporations like Monsanto.
Now everybody understands that toxic agents created to kill weeds are just that, toxic and poisonous, and to say levels of exposure are acceptable never addresses the real threat of the affects of cumulative exposure or an extended period of time.
Monsanto is a juggernaut that doesn’t a damn about any of that – they could care less if bees die, honey is chemically tainted, or your cereal and food glow in the dark.
For the EPA to characterize the presence of glyphosate as a “technical violation” they’re not willing to pursue on the basis it’s “almost” non toxic to humans and animals would be funny if the truth weren’t a different matter.
Governments across the world and even school districts are moving to ban it’s usage and you can be sure Monsanto will launch a battery of attorneys to contest this through any and every means at their disposal.
Glyphosate has been shown to create resistance to antibiotics and disrupt hormonal activity, it is a carcinogen and is suspected of playing a role in kidney disease – not to worry though as the EPA considers that to be merely a technical violation rather than a serious threat to you or your children.
Sri Lanka has banned Monsantos Roundup for that reason and other nations like Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Canada are taking a second look.
It’s interesting to me that wannabe social activist Bono has partnered with Monsanto to exploit Africa as being about business and a good thing – maybe Bono can haul the band to Sun City in South Africa and do a benefit concert for Monsanto forgetting for the moment that in playing for change that Africa and the “don’t need no more trouble” as Monsanto wages war against humanity.