The two active ingredients in the Agent Orange herbicide combination were equal amounts of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), which contained traces of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). The dioxin TCDD was an unwanted byproduct of herbicide production.I think Paraquat and the Agent Orange they used in Viet Nam were the same thing.
I'm glad my family only does corn and/or soybeans, and that Roundup doesn't work so well on corn nor soybeans, so that it's rarely part of that farming.organic corn yields average 41 bushels per acre less than conventional yields,...,and organic soybean yields to be 12 bushels per acre less.
Most corn and soybeans have been genetically modified to be Roundup resistant.I'm glad my family only does corn and/or soybeans, and that Roundup doesn't work so well on corn nor soybeans, so that it's rarely part of that farming.
Besides it's just an added expense.
Regarding "lactose intolerance"... Most of the people who believe they are lactose intolerant are in fact not. They're intolerant of pasteurized/homogenized milk, both processes of which alter the chemical structure (pasteurization destroys much of the nutritional value, and homogenization is believed to be a trigger for atherosclerosis). The figure I've seen is about 85% of lactose intolerant individuals not actually being lactose intolerant. I ran a small dairy producing raw milk for years, and had numerous customers who were unable to drink regular pasteurized milk but could drink the raw milk with no issues whatsoever.The problem with laying peoples issues with gluten and grains on modern pesticides is that there is ample evidence of these causing humans problems relatively soon after the introduction of intentional grain agriculture. No pesticides then. Well,,, not man made anyway. Grains and legumes contain their own pesticides, and that is part of what causes the problem. There is no evidence we need any type of grain nutritionally, nor dairy and most humans globally are lactose intolerant to some degree. If we don't need it, and it is designed to limit its consumption by those that do eat it, no wonder it can cause problems.
Never suggested otherwise, but there has been a spike, in the number of cases, and it's well beyond the possibility of "we're better at diagnosis now" scenario. One of the keys to using Roundup for desiccation, is the moisture being below 30% in the grain. IF folks ignore that or have a poor sampling method, then Roundup is getting trapped in the grain.Friend of mine is a retired food chemist of some note.
She says there have always been folks who reacted to Gluten.
Just to play "devils advocate" for a moment, as bad as roundup is, ( and its worse than most realize) It's better than grain infected with fusarium, ergot or other mold toxins.Never suggested otherwise, but there has been a spike, in the number of cases, and it's well beyond the possibility of "we're better at diagnosis now" scenario. One of the keys to using Roundup for desiccation, is the moisture being below 30% in the grain. IF folks ignore that or have a poor sampling method, then Roundup is getting trapped in the grain.
No argument there, the very first video pointed out some very good reasons to use the stuff.Just to play "devils advocate" for a moment, as bad as roundup is, ( and its worse than most realize) It's better than grain infected with fusarium, ergot or other mold toxins.
Some of the reasons for using it are well justified, but it still poses an ethical dilemma.
My daughter has gluten issues so this information is very interesting.Actually I think it's the grain farming corporations, not so much the individual farmers, no matter how "large" an operation, and who have incorporated themselves, that's the problem. For example, Joe, the friend of my father with whom my family's 600 acres in Illinois is farmed, farms thousands of acres..., corn and soybeans. He'd never use chemicals to ripen a crop, even if we grew wheat..., but....,
I've heard that such very large corporations have been applying diluted Roundup herbicide to accelerate the "ripening" of the wheat. They can then set a schedule of when certain areas will be harvested, since they "know" the crop will be ready and thus save $$$ on transportation of the machines and fuel costs..., and that this practice and similar such stuff and the public's gluten intolerance on a high scale, coincided.
That's not completely accurate.there's no official oversite....you don't need a permit to desiccate your wheat crop) then the stuff gets into the grain and into the food supply.
Can't say as I have ever seen anything like that. The liability and risk of loss would be simply too high, Most farmers that I see have crops sprayed by custom applicators. A sprayer costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, and their customer base is limited. Too risky.I'm almost sure some of these "applicators" weren't even U.S. citizens with an even fair use of the English language, if you get my drift.