Round up

Erik Van Lennep via pbs
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 05:59:58 PDT
For the record, I have no interest in descending into acrimony over
differing personal assessments over the relative safety of either
glyphosate or its better known formulation, RoundUp. This is not a forum
for such, and I much prefer to keep things respectful and friendly.

On the topic of respect, I would note that most of us have no idea who the
others are, their profession, their training or learning, much less their

I can assure you that when I do decide to weigh in as I recently have it's
due to having studied the issue, followed the research and discussions for
MANY years. All the way back to the 1980s and 1990s when I recall quite
clearly the assurances of the manufacturers that RoundUp was literally
disassembled by soil chemistry and thus extremely safe. Instructions for
use said that it should not be used in mulched areas, because the mulch
would interfere with the ability for the soil minerals to deactivate the

What GMO corn and BT have to do with RoundUP isn't clear to me.

LD-50 measurements of toxicity deal with the immediate consequences of
consumption. They do not consider chronic exposure, nor synergistic
effects. Since neither we, nor our soils exist in an isolated lab setting,
LD-50 while indicative, can only provide a limited assessment of nasty side


On Fri, 26 Mar 2021 at 13:42, Tim Eck via pbs <> wrote:

> I would like to correct a few misconceptions regarding glyphosate, the
> active ingredient in RoundUp.
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