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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:04 AM

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

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Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’

But republicans and their devious Plutocrat-in-Chief are all like FULL SPEED AHEAD with GMOs and GMOs' beverages of corporate choice: pesticides, herbicides, etc. Let us not forget antibiotics as they infest Meat Factories and the purely "coincidental" upswing in sales of "probiotics."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/07/un-experts-denounce-myth-pesticides-are-necessary-to-feed-the-world

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Reply UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world (Original post)
Achilleaze Mar 2017 OP
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #1
Archae Mar 2017 #2
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #3
former9thward Mar 2017 #8
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #9
KittyWampus Mar 2017 #10
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #4
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #5
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #7
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #6

Response to Achilleaze (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:23 AM

1. Wow - stunning statments in the report


The report said: “Chronic exposure to pesticides has been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, hormone disruption, developmental disorders and sterility.”

Furthermore, the report said, recent Chinese government studies indicated that pesticide contamination meant farming could not continue on about 20% of arable land.

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Response to Achilleaze (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 12:09 PM

2. OVER-use of pesticides, yes.

The rest of the post is pure horseshit.

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Response to Archae (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 01:52 PM

3. Take it up with the UN scientists

No doubt Comrade Casino's republican EPA, FDA & USDA stand in solidarity with you.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:07 AM

8. Except there are no UN scientists in this report.

Did you even read it? It is a 24 page report written by two "human rights experts". Actual scientists had nothing to do with it. Most of the report has nothing to do with pesticides but human rights law.

https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G17/017/85/PDF/G1701785.pdf?OpenElement

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:35 AM

9. Free clue: the report is based on science

so diversionary tactics about who did the writing are irrelevant

Here you go: have a heaping helping of science with your hopefully pesticide-free breakfast product:

"There is a huge body of evidence on the relation between exposure to pesticides and elevated rate of chronic diseases such as different types of cancers, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson, Alzheimer, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), birth defects, and reproductive disorders...."

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041008X13000549

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Response to Archae (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:36 AM

10. I have posted quite a few very legitimate scientific studies refuting your claim.

 

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Response to Achilleaze (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 03:55 PM

4. Comrade Pee45 & republicans will ensure more chemicals, more sickness

6 Ways President Trump Wants to Hamstring the EPA

The administration has big plans to slash environmental protections.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/03/trump-epa-budget-cuts

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Response to Achilleaze (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:55 AM

5. Pesticide salesman & factory farmer Sonny Perdue - repube pick for USDA

Kickass republican pesticide parties dead ahead.

"...Perdue’s record demands closer attention. He is an adamant climate change denier.

"He also has close ties to agribusiness. As governor of Georgia, for example, he oversaw a dramatic expansion of factory farming..."

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/opinion/article136755458.html

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:51 AM

7. Alternative post kick: Pee45's USDA & republican "ethics"

OK, the New York Times has forced me to break my promise* about not kicking this thread any more, with their story today about republican USDA nominee & pesticide salesman Sonny Perdue's scuzzy record on "ethics."

Sonny Boy is obviously infested with republican-style so-called "ethics" - and if approved he will be in charge of the so-called "food" corporate industrial agriculture is slapping on to your dinner plate.

* promise revision ok'd by Comrade Jeff Sessions (R - revision miester)

Ethics Questions Dogged Agriculture Nominee

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/us/politics/sonny-perdue-georgia.html?emc=edit_th_20170309&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=47943027&_r=0


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Response to Achilleaze (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:39 AM

6. Final thread kick*: 'control food to control people' - Kissinger (R)

* no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, biocides or GMOs involved in this kick

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