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To the farmer growing P7574AM corn on Mabel Lk Rd near Trinity Valley Rd, Aug.2022

I see a post on your H P Cattle FB page where you praise the value of applying manure to increase soil health, so I am hopeful that the information in this letter will find you open to its content.

The crop you are growing has been genetically engineered to withstand repeated applications of glyphosate, atrazine, 2,4-D and a long list of other chemicals proven to cause cancers and birth defects, as well as predisposing to obesity, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, autism and inflammatory bowel disease.

BC's War Zones

War In the Forests

A recent article in the Prince George Daily News entitled “Death from the sky in Northern BC” included pictures of a wetland, green and abundant with plants, insects, amphibians, birds and mammals and “the same wetland gripped by a grey death after being sprayed from helicopters with the herbicide glyphosate.”

Those images were from a recent meeting at UNBC entitled “Starving moose, burning forests and contaminated blueberries: a case for broadleaves and a new paradigm in Central British Columbia”. Glyphosate is sprayed on 10,000 to 20,000 hectares of forests yearly resulting in over 1.3 million hectares having been affected since 1980.

The ‘Non-GMO’ Label Doesn’t Go Far Enough: Taking Stock of GMOs and Glyphosate

By Dr. Jeremy L. Caradonna, Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

and Dr. Thierry Vrain, Head of Biotechnology at Agriculture Canada’s Summerland Research Station (retired)

The total sale of products with ‘Non-GMO’ labeling is now in the billions, and the growth of this market is certainly to be applauded. However, the Non-GMO label inadvertently shields health-conscious consumers from one of the scarier realities of the modern food system—that glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, is also being applied to non genetically modified crops.

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