California, via its Environmental Protection Agency, has just become the first state in the United States to officially declare that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide causes cancer.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular herbicide called Roundup, causes cancer. Its manufacturer, Monsanto, has long known that glyphosate causes cancer but lied about it, just as it did for DDT, dioxins, PCB, aspartame and the many other cancer-causing chemicals it has manufactured.
Knowing how dangerous its products are, the company manufactured fake science and bribed and bullied government regulators so that its products could continue to be sold. This has been going on for nearly 70 years and it has been an effective business model because the United States is a nation full of corrupt academics, politicians and government employees. They are easy to bribe and bully with lawsuits.
The rewards of making products that sicken and kill people have greatly outweighed the potential consequences.
Now, California may be starting to stand up to Monsanto. They have finally ruled that glyphosate causes cancer, as required to under the state’s Proposition 65.
California's ruling follows the World Health Organization’s finding that glyphosate is a “probable” human carcinogen. But glyphosate is much more than just a human carcinogen. It is a bio-weapon that is wreaking havoc on much of the life on Earth.
Glyphosate damages DNA and radically alters soil biology. It causes massive mutations in soil microbes that result in new pathogens which there is no natural immunity against. So, bees, bats, birds and other important species are decimated while disease in humans continues to increase even though we have better health science and services than ever before.
Getting rid of glyphosate won't be easy because it is an integral part of the world's industrial crop production system.
You can do your part by buying organic food and not spraying Roundup.