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Here we go with the good old "Glyphosate!! Monsatan!!!1111" hysteria once again. Referring to your cited beer study; OK so Swiss beer contains up to 21microg/L of Glyphosate, a "probable" carcinogen according to the WHO. It also contains, on average, 50g/L of ethanol, a "known" carcinogen, according to the WHO. That's a 2 million fold difference. I think their priorities are a little skewed.
This article talks about how the WHO's cancer agency tends to give advice in a way that is rather misleading to the public. From the article:

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The public sometimes misunderstands what IARC means by its classifications. The agency says it assesses “hazard” – the strength of evidence about whether a substance or activity can cause cancer in any way. It takes no account of typical levels of human exposure or consumption. So it is not measuring “risk” or the likelihood of a person getting cancer from something.

IARC gives no view on the relative levels of risk of getting cancer from, say, plutonium or alcohol; what it does say is that there is clear evidence that both are capable of causing cancer. Therefore it ranks both substances in its top category of being carcinogenic.
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This article talks about how the WHO's cancer agency tends to give advice in a way that is rather misleading to the public. From the article:
I know, which is why I used quotation marks. I was trying to highlight the hypocrisy of the anti-GMO movement in that they will scream blue murder at the WHO Glyphosate classification, yet still indulge in beer and wine without a 2nd thought. In actual fact, both classifications mean very little for your average Joe.
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I know, which is why I used quotation marks. I was trying to highlight the hypocrisy of the anti-GMO movement...
Two words "Golden Rice". Greenpeace's opposition to it has been labelled (correctly in my view) a crime against humanity.
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Two words "Golden Rice". Greenpeace's opposition to it has been labelled (correctly in my view) a crime against humanity.
Couldn't agree more; it's tragic.
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