All true. Roundup came shortly after Agent Orange but was developed using what was learned making Agent Orange. Except the negative interaction with humans which came years later. At the time I lived in the middle of corn/soy bean country (Central Illinois) and many young healthy farmers were mysteriously contracting and dying from cancer. The licensing part about weed killers and fertilizers is true.
- Please cite some references tying Glyphosate development to Agent Orange.
- Please explain how soldiers literally getting showered with Agent Orange compares to Glyphosate applied with proper PPE, equipment, etc..
- Please explain how you determined that Glyphosate caused the cancer in central Illinois farmers vs. all of the other pesticides and fertilizers they use: simizine, atrazine, insecticides, fungicides, animal husbandry antibiotics, ground water nitrates, etc..
- Please cite references that show Glyphosate was ever a restricted use pesticide (required licensing/certification) during its early history. Fertilizer requiring licensing??? Show us, please. Lawn care companies and contract ag. applicators need licensing for business purposes. Few, if any of the products they use are restricted use (requiring certification).
Let's face it, we are exposed to possible harm-causing chemicals daily. We don't seem to worry about gasoline. Our processed foods are full of chemicals. We take prescription drugs like candy.