Soil Association Serves Deadly Cancer Breakfast

CANCER BREAKFAST SOIL ASSOCIATION

This morning Gaia attended a “scientific briefing” held by the Soil Association, a pro-organic lobby group. It coincided with the launch of their #BanGlyphosate campaign which is calling for a ban on glyphosate as a herbicide. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is relied on by farmers to protect their yield. Every major regulator regards glyphosate as completely safe…

The Soil Association have jumped on the back of a recent finding by the International Agency for Research on Cancer that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans”. The IARC did not conduct any original research and drew their conclusion after reading the same research used by the regulators.

Other things ranked as “probably” or “possibly” carcinogenic by IARC include coffee (IARC 2B classification in 1991) and baked breakfast pastries (IARC 2A classification in 1994).  Which is exactly what the Soil Association served your reporter for breakfast…




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Logging company Resolute’s CEO Richard Garneau suing Greenpeace

“A funny thing happened when Greenpeace and allies were forced to account for their claims in court. They started changing their tune. Their condemnations of our forestry practices “do not hew to strict literalism or scientific precision,” as they concede in their latest legal filings. Their accusations against Resolute were instead “hyperbole,” “heated rhetoric,” and “non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion” that should not be taken “literally” or expose them to any legal liability. These are sober admissions after years of irresponsible attacks.”

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