During the course of my many solar orbits, I’ve observed broadcast news shift from dry, informative information to content that offers entertainment that shifts between feel-good stories embedded between warnings of the falling sky. Such is the destiny of today’s deregulated marketplace.
So I wasn’t too worried when I read the headline “Weed Killer Could Be Lurking In Some CA Wines”. But if one follows the “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” it does seem as if Monsanto’s ‘RoundUp’ is too ubiquitous to NOT become a factor in the health of some portion of the population.
The news on wine containing traces of this popular weed killer is just the latest bit of inflammatory news. Clearly, our entire food supply is at risk, as are our watersheds. I tend to adopt a rational approach to such things, and intend to keep looking at the research beyond what our current broadcast news environment allows.
I’ll keep an eye on this to see if wineries diminish their use of RoundUp, or if organically raised grapes still have traces of the carcinogenic chemical, and see if there is scientific consensus (outside of studies sponsored by Monsanto) that indicates glyphosate is encroaching into our food and water supply at a level worthy of concern. Stay tuned.
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