Tag Archives: Roundup

Minister Adrian Forde MIA

Submitted by Kammie Holder We thought it could not get any worse under Dr Denis Lowe as Minister Of Environment who I must confess represented Barbados well on environmental issues internationally. Perhaps, the fact I seldom remember the name of the current Minister of Environment is indicative of his lack of visibility other than the local Clean & Green initiative.

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Roundup KILLS!

Submitted by Green Monkey Important info for workers in the agricultural sector and hobby farmers/gardeners/landscapers etc. who use Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, especially those who do so on a regular basis. In light of the evidence produced in a recent US lawsuit, anyone using Roundup herbicides would be wise to exercise extreme caution. According to the jury verdict, the warnings

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Monsanto Accused of ‘Killing’ Cancer Study

The following article is reproduced in the interest of public safety. EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Cancer Study by Joel Rosenblatt, Lydia Mulvany, and Peter Waldman – March 14, 2017, 6:18 PM GMT March 15, 2017, 12:44 AM GMT The Environmental Protection Agency official who was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk of Monsanto Co.’s Roundup allegedly

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Natural Habitats on the Decline

Submitted by Charles Knighton “Almost a quarter of Europe’s bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitats, climate change, the intensification of agriculture and changes in agricultural land.” Study: A quarter of Europe’s bumblebees face extinction, 3 April Barbados Advocate Insects are under siege not just in Europe but worldwide, including Barbados. On the first of November

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Government Has A Duty Of Care To Protect The Health Of Barbadians And To Facilitate Food Security

Submitted by Rosemary Parkinson From what I gather watching CBC, our Ministry of Agriculture stood their ground on the necessity to keep agriculture going in Barbados during the Budget debate last week in Parliament. I was so gratified. Kudos to them, I said. However, I did not hear anything about ‘safe’ agriculture. I was not re-assured that Barbados was to

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The Herbicide Glyphosate ROUNDUP Maybe Responsible For Birth Defects According To Study

In an earlier blog Food Security Not A National Priority BU touched on the issue of  genetically modified foods but of interest was the wide spread use of the herbicide Roundup in Barbados and its possible harmful effect on the environment. To quote the article: How many people are aware a company which calls itself Monsanto is the world’s largest

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Prioritizing Food

Two contrasting stories, what is depicted in the video clearly illustrates what can be done with the right ‘will’. The story below shows why we need to find the right ‘will’, and fast! The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. Monsanto’s

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