This whole thing is very disturbing, though not surprising, and I don't think that anyone who cares about health and the environment would believe Monsanto anyway. The more publicity that comes out, the greater the public pressure will become. But that is not direct pressure (in the way the government to business would be, for example) and it takes a long time to make a significant change through public opinion and action. In international environmental regulation, one "success story" that is discussed at length in law schools is the ozone layer/CFC battle from the 1970s-80s. Eventually the science was so compelling that they had to ban CFCs. A good book on this: Ozone Diplomacy: New Directions in Safeguarding the Planet - Richard Elliot Benedick, but the delays due to endless political wrangling and smear campaigns against some scientists make it even more complicated and dangerous (in terms of too little too late) than it needs to be.In spite of feeling quite concerned about all this, the video is kind of funny - not just his getting caught making a ridiculous claim ("You can drink a whole quart of it and it won't hurt you.") But also his supporting argument:~ "People often try to commit suicide by drinking glyphosate and it just doesn't work."Ah, I see, so it must be safe then.Logic worthy of the OT Hall of Fame. ** For people not familiar with that CFC debate, here is the outcome:UNEP Montreal Protocol"The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances in order to reduce their abundance in the atmosphere, and thereby protect the earth's fragile ozone Layer. The original Montreal Protocol was agreed on 16 September 1987 and entered into force on 1 January 1989."There have been a significant number of amendments, adjustments, and decisions since then - this history is all outlined on the UNEP website.
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