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The Lies We are Told about Pesticides
The Breakdown Lie
Another lie pesticide manufacturers like to tell you is that their “new and improved” chemicals aren’t like the old ones. They tell you that modern day chemicals are biodegradable and breakdown easily with water, sunlight, and over a short period of time.
This is also not true. This is a no-brainer on our part, really. Think about it. If their chemicals break down so easily, then why is there residue on our food, in the soil, in the water, and even in our bodies? Why is this if they break down so easily?
Because it’s not true. Pesticides do break down, but they don’t disappear, they only change form. For example, some pesticides break down into something called metabolites. In fact, organophosphates break down into oxons, and oxons are as much as 300 times more toxic than in their original form.
The ‘Rigorous Testing’ Lie
Most Americans assume that if something is for sale, it has undergone numerous tests to determine its safety. This is an assumption many pesticide companies are happy to leave alone. Why bother the public with the fact that most of these chemicals are never tested, let alone rigorously!
In fact, the few tests that are performed are terribly outdated. Typical testing involves feeding an animal some set amount of this pesticide for a few years, killing them, and then looking at the tissue under a microscope to see if there is any damage. Well, when you are talking about parts per trillion, a microscope simply won’t show you what you should be seeing. Why aren’t testing companies using technology such as MRIs to actually look inside a living human or animal and see the damage being done in real time?
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