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General News    H3'ed 6/11/19

Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest?

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Joel Ransom, North Dakota State University agronomist: no statistics on the # of acres of wheat desiccated with glyphosate; along with wheat and oats glyphosate desiccates wheat, oats,  lentils, peas, non-GMO soybeans, corn, flax, rye, triticale, buckwheat, millet, canola, sugar beets, sunflowers, and potatoes; plus edible beans grown in Washington and Idaho.

Charles Benbrook, PhD: 'Spraying glyphosate on wheat prior to harvest, known as desiccating, began in Scotland in the 1980s. Farmers had trouble getting wheat and barley to dry evenly so they can start harvesting. So they kill the crop (with glyphosate) one to two weeks before harvest to accelerate the drying down of the grain. I don't understand why Monsanto and the food industry don't voluntarily end this practice. They know it contributes to high dietary exposure (50%) of glyphosate.'

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