Illinois State Senator Don Harmon of Oak Park has introduced a bill to bill to introduced a phased-in ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the state of Illinois. These are the substances that have been linked to bee colony collapse syndrome, and are widely regarded to pose a serious threat to our entire food system.
A review of the 2014 book Poison Spring by E.G. Vallianatos, a longtime EPA policy analyst and toxics expert, which spells out how the pesticide industry has captured the pesticide policy and regulation offices of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Super weeds have developed due to the resistance developed to Glyphosate/ Roundup. So now the Viet Nam defoliant Agent Orange’s active ingredient 2,4D is being added to it . Both are a probably or possible carcinogen. Make sense?
The World Health Organization has reported that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen and is “definitely genotoxic”, meaning it damages the DNA and has “there is no safe level” of use.
The Great Lakes , the largest freshwater resource in the world, is polluted by hazardouschemicals and their ongoing release. The Chicago area has been designates as one of three “areas of concern”.