Global Farmer Network board member Ted Sheely from California has a column “Regulators shouldn’t deprive farmers of a safe pesticide” in today’s Sacramento Bee.
As Ted says, California farmers have been going through a tough stretch, and it doesn’t help that state bureaucrats are now taking their cues from an unaccountable French-based unit of the UN that has a history of needlessly creating alarmism, and looking to ban glyphosate despite a long track record of safety.
Farmers like me devote themselves to growing healthy and nutritious food, not spreading sickness and disease. That’s one of the reasons we prefer glyphosate. It’s one of the most scrutinized chemicals on the planet. Researchers have studied it for 40 years and they’ve consistently determined that it’s safe for ordinary use, not just by farmers but by gardeners.
“Director-General Roberto Azevêdo convened a meeting of all WTO members today (10 February) to discuss the future work of the organization. It was the first meeting of the full membership since the WTO’s Ministerial Conference in Nairobi.”
” The deal faces opposition from a majority Democrats on Capitol Hill and from presidential candidates in both parties.”
“The scientist stressed the need for the government to encourage cultivation of lima bean, which is used in producing daddawa, because of its health and economic benefits.”