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Book review and author interview by Dr Mercola. Big time public exposure. Mercola is a hero and has been attacked as a fraud, which is par for the course. Trump’s key defense is fake news, calling actual truth statements lies, to confuse and discredit the messenger, a common defense used by demigods and lawyers the world over. It’s a strategy for use by those unwilling to examine the evidence or the message.

This author has laid out a great case against Monsanto, the most evil of the pesticide companies.  Glyphosate or Roundup (trade name for actual product) contaminates proteins and genetic compounds like DNA, so its poisoning all food chains on the planet and is built into genetic compounds so pollutes all genes. Health claims made by Monsanto are based on old falsified studies and are public-ally presented as justified because their product can save millions from starvation, a falsehood beyond the pale.

Pesticide pollution is the most severe pollution because it requires special knowledge of chemistry and toxicology few make the effort to learn. Its much more than just another pollution but is already doing tremendous damage. Why are so many friends dying of cancer?

Dr. William Olkowski

Monsanto’s Round Up And The Environment

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Note: Finally part of the federal government has awakened to the idea of urban agriculture, As we predicted back when we wrote the City Peoples Book of Raising Food (still available via Amazon – Author H. Olkowski.

Dr. William Olkowski.

Interconnecting Our Cities Agriculture

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Note: This thoroughly researched article debunks Monsanto claims that their GMO products will save us from starvation. Many studies done independently of each other in many other countries supports this position. Below is an update I received from the latest IPM Practitioner.

 

Dear Bill,

The latest IPM Practitioner is now online at http://www.birc.org/news.htm

The lead article Glyphosate, GMO Soybean Yields and Environmental Pollution reviews yields, fertilizer and pesticide use, and effects of glyphosate sprays on soil microbes and diseases in GMO soybeans.

A repeated mantra of the biotechnology industry is that GMOs are needed because they increase crop yields. In the case of GMO soybeans, yields generally have not increased. In fact, USDA data show that to maintain average yields, a 50-70% increase in fertilizer, and major increases in pesticides are needed.

Farmers have adopted GMO soybeans not because of yields, but because they are easier to grow. Entire fields are aerially sprayed with herbicide, killing weeds, but sparing the resistant crop. Farmers jumped to adopt this easy method of weed control. But the golden promise of better yields with less work has a darker reality—many weed species have become resistant to glyphosate.

To solve glyphosate resistance, new GMO crops resistant to both glyphosate and dicamba have been commercialized. But the new GMOs have caused problems. Dicamba sprays applied to GMO soybeans damaged about 3 million acres of vulnerable crops last year.

If you could pass this information along to those who might find it useful, I would appreciate it.

Thank you,

William Quarles, Ph.D.

Managing Editor

IPM Practitioner

Special Issues from BIRC about alternatives to conventional pesticides.

We and our associates founded and published two journals for over 30 years through a non-profit called the BioIntegral Resource Center (BIRC). When we left the organization we turned management over to Bill Quarles who has carried the task since while maintaining the same high standards in publishing and research. Here are some recent publications of special interest for those concerned about the toxic effects of pesticides on and detailed methods for using alternatives, especially within Integrated Pest Management Programs, Continue Reading →