Farmers struggling to counter activist demonization of safe herbicide glyphosate

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Is agriculture reacting to the GMO debate when we should be focusing on protecting glyphosate?

These are questions we need to ask urgently. Here’s why.

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In just five years, Avaaz [the world’s most powerful online network of environmental activists] has amassed a membership of almost 44 million people,…

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On June 21, Avaaz outlined its strategy for killing glyphosate…

  • Fund the independent science that is desperately needed to counter the industry-funded studies.
  • Build pressure on key countries and politicians to stand strong on glyphosate.
  • Articulate the clear, sustainable alternatives to glyphosate-type herbicides (this is key to winning over farmers and politicians).
  • Mobilize rapidly for every committee, every council meeting, every backroom bureaucratic process where the EU tries to get out of making a clear decision.
  • Start taking this fight global. The U.S., Canada, Brazil and a slew of other countries could decide soon whether they also ban glyphosate.
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Every one of these steps should alarm Canadian farmers.

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As a farmer I am angered by an organization that…  intentionally misleads the public into thinking farmers are using products which endanger… the environment but also the consumers…

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Individual farmers cannot reach the millions of consumers Avaaz does in a single email blast.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: The target is glyphosate

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