There is a yet another petition on Change.org and this one intrigues me. Similar to most petitions on ‘the worlds platform for change’ it is worded like a challenge: Health Canada: Prove glyphosate is safe.
Surprised that didn’t finish with two or three exclamation marks.
Anyway, to quote Tony Mitra, the author of the petition:
“…Glyphosate is the active ingredient in RoundUp and many other herbicides, and is the most used biocide in Canadian agriculture. Its safety has never been proven to the Canadian people… if [the government] has not sighted the safety test results, then it should cancel approval of Glyphosate, and ask the producer to provide this test results for scrutiny, and then disclose these results to the public, so these can be verified independently…”
The point being to prove via recognized scientific control standards that any input wether organic or not, is proven to be safe for human consumption.
All this time you and I along with most Canadians have been consuming produce that is, unless identified as certified organic, treated with glyphosate and collectively we have no idea what the long term effects are.
Are you f–king kidding me?
“Hey kid… have some candy”
As certified organic farmers we accept we must prepare for an annual audit where a section of that audit requires us to provide documentation of all inputs. As arduous as an C/O audit may be at the end of it there will exist a document that details our land stewardship, crop sustainability, and farming practices. Something which is not required of a conventional farmer.
A conventional farmer can, not that they do mind you… and hey look over there…candy, spray whatever shit they want in any amount they want for how ever long they want without being accountable to anyone. There is no mandatory third party over sight for a conventional farmer.
So until that changes, yes Canada through our Minister of Health must protect Canadians with proof on the safety of glyphosate because the conventional farming industry won’t.
Consider this petition. Thanks! *off soapbox*