This message just appeared on the trademe.co.nz forum. We’d like to hear from anyone who’s suffered something similar
Just before you eat the new seasons lovely potatoes consider this.
I have spent the last 2 weeks feeling very unwell. Today I have been diagnosed with Roundup ( G2 which is the strongest) on my spleen and pancreas. If I had breathed this in it would have been on my liver. Therefore I have ingested it. Turns out that it is from new potatoes.
For growers to get top dollar they have to have their produce in the shops early in the season. To be able to harvest the crop they have to kill the green tops other wise it will block the harvester. You cant pick them with green tops.
If I hadn’t been treated I would have had a growth on my spleen affecting Red Blood Cell production which would have eventually led to Leukaemia.
Any wonder we have the highest cancer rate in the world if this sort of practice is allowed to exist.
Clean and Green, 100% Pure. Yeah Right.” source
Apparently, when potatoes are ready for cropping farmer spray the foliage with roundup to kill off the tops and harden off the skin. Something like this:
“This bloke said that his neighbour, in our town, grows potatoes, commercially, and when they are ready he sprays the whole crop with Roundup!! WTF!!!! I’m not sure if it is true but this bloke has no reason to lie about it. He sprays the plant and it apparently goes down into the spud and it hardens the skin on the spud and saves the growers 4 to 5 weeks. Or so he says Unfortunately, I believe that it is very probable. This bloke says that he has been growing his own potatoes since he found this out. …” source
New health concerns surround Roundup herbicide:
Data published in the journal Entrophy, revealed that residue from glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, has been found in the food supply.
We “have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,” study author Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told Reuters…
Don Hubar, a research scientist from Purdue University said
“Last summer I visited farms that had typical glyphosate damage. I received a call from a potato seed farmer in Minnesota who grows 1000 acres of seed potatoes. There was so much glyphosate in the potato tubers from a previous crop of Roundup Ready soybeans that the potatoes can’t be used as seed and could not be certified,” he said.
All posts about about Roundup/Glyphosate here e2nz.org/tag/glyphosate