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Are Escapees Parks Still Using Poison on Weeds?


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I wonder if the anti GMO crowd would rather have the higher crop yields that greatly help to feed the world with the use of Roundup or lower yields that have toxic weed seed in them such as from the Jimson weed to name one, There was a lot of weed seed that was harvested along with soybeans before the advent of GMO seed and Roundup.

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The first sentence in the referenced article really told me the article was only for shock value:

 

Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned.

DDT was for killing bugs, Roundup is killing weeds! Other than shock value what is the point in putting the two together in the same sentence!

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If you are concerned, PLEASE stop driving immediately..

 

The chance of death or injury on the roadways is 1000 times larger than the use of Round Up.

 

I will not debate it here, but will say I have used Round Up commercially for over 30 YEARS without a problem.

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I wonder if the anti GMO crowd would rather have the higher crop yields that greatly help to feed the world with the use of Roundup or lower yields that have toxic weed seed in them such as from the Jimson weed to name one, There was a lot of weed seed that was harvested along with soybeans before the advent of GMO seed and Roundup.

Don't confuse the anti GMO crowd with facts. They have chosen their cause. Sarcasm key off.

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Today I saw our assistant manager spraying weedkiller all along the front of everyone's lot. Round Up? I hope not.

There are numerous other things that could be in that sprayer and not all of them are chemical. Roundup is a product intended to kill all vegetation and there are also several other products from other companies that do the same thing, as well as many which kill selected plant types such as broad-leaf or grass only. I suggest that the best way to learn the answer to your question might be to ask someone in the park who would know, rather than posting it here for debate.

 

Is there some reason that you believe the product in use was Roundup? Did you ask the worker or a member of the park staff what was in use?

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Today I saw our assistant manager spraying weedkiller all along the front of everyone's lot.

Along what part of the front? Along the curb area? Along the edge of the road?

 

Roundup is not cheap to be doing a big area of everyone's lot.

How many lots are they in the campground?

 

Roundup kills everything. Did everything in the area sprayed die?

Weedkiller mostly kills only broadleaf' weeds.

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A lot of folks are concerned about anything Monsanto says, I know I am. They have a lot of projects that concern a lot of folks and some of their associations raise a lot of eyebrows too.

 

A decent discussion of the cancer topic: http://www.nature.com/news/widely-used-herbicide-linked-to-cancer-1.17181

 

A Google search on Monsanto turns up a large number of cases where they have contaminated worksites or released GMO crops, used strong arm tactics to destroy opponents as well as concerns for their products. I was looking for an article I read about their own analysis of their past problems and efforts to educate folks about their products but had no luck finding it.

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I use glyphosphate around my five acres a lot. I quit smoking three packs a day five years ago for good. I also quit drinking alcoholic beverages because that was a primary trigger for me to smoke. I can drink in moderation but could not smoke in moderation, it got that bad. I also inhaled asbestos dust in one of our USAF basement fallout shelters. I worked daily and likely inhaled lead molecules along with gunpowder smoke from more than 20 years of daily teaching and then shooting USAF firearms. Some of those years in indoor ranges, where we had to wear air monitors in, once a year for a week on duty, to be sure we weren't getting unacceptable lead levels. We are all gonna die, of that I am sure.

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Roundup is not a GMO. I will interfere with the growth of almost all plants. The GMO is the seed used to grow the plants that it we don't want to be killed by the spray. Spraying weeds does not Genetically Modify the weed. Just so everyone is on the same page. Monsanto did develop the seeds resistant to their plant Killer.

 

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