Having had cancer myself, I question the wisdom to spray everything in the world with chemicals and hope it all washes away..
not that I am against roundup... but it does make one wonder why the dramatic rises in such maladies over the last century...
I’ve beat cancer twice and would blame flying in a jet before I’d blame DDT, insecticides, weed killers and Johns Manville.
Largely because of Roundup and other advances related to bio-engineering, herbicide use has fallen dramatically in the last generation. A discussion of the health hazards of glyphosate without a comparison to the health hazards of 2,4-D and triazine herbicides is serious politics, not serious science.
The reason that there “seems” to be so much more cancer in the past century is that we are living longer.
The human body’s “warranty” expires around age 45. After that, we’re on our own. That’s when the skeletal decay and the other maladies of “old age” start.
100+ years ago the average life span was mid-40’s to early 50’s. There are a few people who develop cancer under the age of 45 but it is a very small percentage of the total population.
Want to avoid cancer? Die young. That way you make a better-looking corpse too ;-)
I was heavily dosed with a now banned pesticide and it ruined my health for years. A neighbor sprayed diazanon at 5X the legal concentration and it filled my house as all the windows were open, and he sprayed his whole yard, 3 feet from my windows.
Pesticides are nasty stuff. People who work with ag chemcials have a much higher rate fo cancer adn respiratory diseases, for starters.