Toxic Roundup Commonly Used in New Zealand
Below is Part 2 of the documentary “The World According to Monsanto.” Two minutes in, a French scientist discusses their findings. Roundup is highly toxic, persists in the environment, destroys lifeforms, is mutagenic and should be banned, yet it’s one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world, thanks to misleading advertising by Monsanto.
On the 23rd of March, I witnessed the spraying of willow trees near waterways in the Cardrona Valley in Central Otago. When I stopped to ask what the contractors were using, I was told it was Roundup. (The air was filled with a distinct chemical odour from spray drift). That afternoon, there was heavy rainfall which continued overnight and into the next day, washing Roundup into the lake which supplies Wanaka inhabitants with their drinking water. When I called the Otago Regional Council to speak to the man responsible for contract spraying in the area, Mike Harris told me that, “Roundup is basically salty water.”
Roundup is NOT salty water, nor is it biodegradable or safe. In 2009, the High Court in France ruled that Monsanto lied with their slogans, “It’s Safer than Mowing,” “Biodegradable,” and “Environmentally Friendly” to describe Roundup, forcing the company to change wording on their packaging. But Monsanto’s marketing campaign has been so effective over the years, that many people still believe the lies. It’s time to wise up. Please share this information.