I received 9 files, ranging from 67-293 pages. Most were the actual studies, two were assesments of other studies. I do not believe I received all of the studies submitted to the EPA, and will be asking for the full set of documents. What I did receive however, in my opinion, is reason enough not to re register glyphosate.

The first study I open, is a 96 hour study on oysters..and it concludes that although in 4 days there were no oyster deaths, the majority of the oysters were “closed and not feeding”. That is equivalent to a human in a coma! Are you kidding me? This is supposed to prove glyphosate is safe for sea life?

These studies, even in their small scope and short duration show that glyphosate should not be re registered. It’s not sound science to see these as showing safety by any scope of the imagination and in addition this mother, for one, would prefer to be better safe than sorry than to feed my kid a chemical that has most oysters “closed and not feeding” after 4 days. It’s hard enough to feed my kids, Thank you very much. I chose organic.

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/glyphosate_task_force_studies_on_glyphosate_submitted_to_the_epa

 

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3 Responses to “Glyphosate Studies Revealed by EPA Show Toxicity”

  1. Glyphosate persistence in seawater.
    Mercurio P1, Flores F2, Mueller JF3, Carter S4, Negri AP2.
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    Glyphosate is one of the most widely applied herbicides globally but its persistence in seawater has not been reported. Here we quantify the biodegradation of glyphosate using standard “simulation” flask tests with native bacterial populations and coastal seawater from the Great Barrier Reef. The half-life for glyphosate at 25 °C in low-light was 47 days, extending to 267 days in the dark at 25 °C and 315 days in the dark at 31 °C, which is the longest persistence reported for this herbicide. AMPA, the microbial transformation product of glyphosate, was detected under all conditions, confirming that degradation was mediated by the native microbial community. This study demonstrates glyphosate is moderately persistent in the marine water under low light conditions and is highly persistent in the dark. Little degradation would be expected during flood plumes in the tropics, which could potentially deliver dissolved and sediment-bound glyphosate far from shore.

    Crown Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24467857

  2. Karen Scribner says:

    In the last year I read somewhere that glyphosate does not break down in sea water like it does in water or soil.

  3. Abe says:

    “They” ( who have no vested interest) say there are NO independent studies proving there is risk with glyphosate.
    http://www.gmofreeusa.org/enig.....science-2/

    Is there anyone on this planet that knows some one with out health issues??