Are you still claiming that glyphosate is harmless enough to have it in our food and soil? I wrote you concerning the USDA's approval of commercial organic compost mixed with conventional materials grown with glyphosate. I only found this out after handling a lot of organic compost, and my medical test showed a high level of glyphosate. Would you feel safe handling organic compost, laced with glyphosate? Would you allow your children and pets to play in glyphosate-contaminated soil? Thank you.
Monterey County California
Thank you for your question. As your prior question illustrates, the science, regulation and safety of this chemical are undergoing enormous scrutiny and debate, at local, state, federal and international levels. Universities may be involved in some research, but largely devoted to its ability to control ‘weeds,’ and to alternatives. We do not regulate pesticide safety to humans in an area so thoroughly controlled by federal (EPA) rules, and state (California Prop 65j work. So, since your state is at the forefront (in the US) of investigating this, I suggest you read the resources in this article: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/fact-sheets/glyphosate You can also consult with your county Extension office, but I suspect they, too, will send you there. Good luck!
Hi Kristena, I am so relieved to see this! Thank you kindly!
You’re welcome. Good luck in your efforts!