Our Health, and the Health of Our Planet, are intertwined with the Politics of Today
When I was in college in the late 60s, early 70s, we protested the "industrial-military" complex as driving the Vietnam War. Today, industries are of a different nature. Many are destructive towards earth, and are interwoven with government.
In 2015, the World Health Organization determined that glyphosate, the main chemical in Roundup, is a probable carcinogen. Glyphosate products are banned in most European Union countries, and in a growing number of countries in South America and Asia. Here, in the United States it is still allowed. California requires warning labels on food that have been sprayed with glysophate to state the food contains the probable carcinogenic ingredient. Monsanto challenged this action, and lost.
There is always another round of Congressional elections coming up every two years. Has anyone heard any member of Congress proposing hearings on the banning of Roundup?
Has any Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Roundup, or the factory farms that produce corn, wheat, or soy beans, that is sprayed with Roundup, knowing that it will be placed in our food supply, to recover the Medicaid health care costs, like they did against the tobacco industry?