A Green Party Stunt To Draw Attention To The Ubiquity Of Glyphosate Shows That 48 Members Of European Parliament Had Glyphosate In Their Urine

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Shocking Rate Of Glyphosate Found In Urine Tests Of 48 Members Of European Parliament–100 Percent Of Those Who Were Tested.

Recently a group of members of the European Parliament volunteered to take a urine test to see if glyphosate was in their system, and the results were illuminating to say the least.

The ubiquitous herbicide that was recently designated by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer as “probably carcinogenic to humans” has recently been found in German beer, California wine and a host of food products. So the Green Party thought it might be an interesting experiment to test members of European Parliament who are soon going to be voting on whether to continue to allow glyphosate to be used under certain circumstances in Europe for glyphosate contamination.

Of the 48 MEPs from 13 different European Union countries who participated in the test, a stunning 100 percent came back with elevated levels of glyphosate in their urine.

The average MEP who participated had 1.7 micrograms per liter of glyphosate in their urine, which clocks in at a full 17 times higher than the European drinking water norm, which is 0.1 microgram per liter.

Even in the face of vicious opposition from the European Parliament, the nations of France, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands, along with the 1.4 million people who have signed a petition calling for an EU-wide ban, the latest proposal from the European Commission–which is the executive body of the European Union–is reportedly planning to re-license glyphosate use for another nine years.

To the Green Party and other opponents, this blatant ignoring of the will of not only the people but entire nations in the union as well is odious, if not unconscionable.

“It considers only symbolically if at all the European Parliament’s resolution calling for a very limited scope of approval. Responsibility for the protection of operators and for multiple risks is discharged onto Member States in a non-legally binding manner,” the party said in a statement. “We are pissed off that our governments want to allow this poison for another nine years! No politician should have this in his or her body, and not a single citizen either!”

And while glyphosate authorization is set to expire in June, all signs indicate that the European Commission is unlikely to allow that to come to pass.

Still, maybe the urine test can at least raise awareness not only among the people but among their rulers as well: we all eat, we all drink. If this poison is allowed to fly hither and yon, there is only one thing that is certain: it will end up in all of us.

https://ecowatch.com/2016/05/12/mep-glyphosate-urine-test/

 

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