The listing was prompted by the World Health Organization’s finding that glyphosate is a “probable” human carcinogen.
The World Health Organization’s cancer research agency is widely considered to be the gold standard for research on cancer.
“When it comes to Roundup, California has become a national leader in flagging the very real danger posed by this vastly over-used pesticide,” said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity and a former cancer researcher.
Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide in the U.S. and the world.
It is also the most widely used pesticide in California, as measured by area of treated land.
An analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity found that more than half of the glyphosate sprayed in California is applied in the state’s eight most-impoverished counties.
The analysis also found that the populations in these counties are predominantly Hispanic or Latino, indicating that glyphosate use in California is distributed unequally along both socioeconomic and racial lines.
“It’s become painfully clear that we can no longer ignore the risk that this pesticide poses to people and wildlife,” Donley said.
Earlier this month, a report released by a key scientific advisory panel concluded that the pesticides office at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to follow its own guidelines when it found last year that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship pesticide Roundup — is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.
And court documents released last week revealed that the chair of the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee on glyphosate was in regular contact with Monsanto, providing insider information that guided Monsanto’s messaging.
The chair promised to thwart the Department of Health and Human Services’ review of glyphosate’s safety, saying that if he was successful he deserved a medal. The department never did review glyphosate’s safety.
6 Mega-Corporations Control 90% of the American TV and Radio Media Stations
Mainstream media in the US is consolidated to such a point there are now 6 gigantic corporations that control 90% of the American TV and radio media stations.
The consumer is fed the illusion of choice, but there are a small handful of elite individuals now dictating what you allowed to see, hear, read and, ultimately, think.
The mainstream media consolidation now has a stranglehold on information and is threatening our ability to know the truth.
Below are the 6 mainstream media mega-corporations, and the affiliated companies and brands they own.
Keep in mind that their sole purpose is to make money, so it’s just “good business” to cross-promote they other endeavors even if that damages the integrity of their news:
Mainstream Media Mega Corporation #1: Time Warner
Home Box Office (HBO)
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
CW Network (partial ownership)
New Line Cinema
Time Warner Cable
Mainstream Media Mega Corporation #2: Walt Disney
ABC Television Network
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
Buena Vista Records
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Buena Vista Games
Mainstream Media Mega Corporation #3: Viacom
Paramount Home Entertainment
Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Country Music Television (CMT)
Nick at Nite
The Movie Channel
Mainstream Media Mega Corporation #4: News Corporation
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Fox Television Stations
The New York Post
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Business Network
Fox Kids Europe
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports Net
Fox Television Network
My Network TV
News Limited News
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix Movies Channel
STAR TV India
STAR TV Taiwan
Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
Times Literary Supplement Magazine
Times of London
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Studios
20th Century Fox Television
The Wall Street Journal
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media
The National Geographic Channel
National Rugby League
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands
Mainstream Media Mega Corporation #5: CBS Corporation
CBS Television Network
CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)
CBS Consumer Products
CW Network (50% ownership)
Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
Westwood One Radio Network
Mainstream Media Mega Corporation #6: NBC Universal
NBC Television Network
Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
NBC Universal Television Distribution
NBC Universal Television Studio
Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Studio Home Video