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Roundup should be banned

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 5/23/2019 at 9:10am

It is garden season which is a passion close to my heart. I find myself cringing in horror whenever I see Roundup weed killer, marketed by Monsanto/Bayer, lining store shelves in Spokane and around the country.

I recently read in “Living Maxwell,” an organization that supports organic and healthy food sources, that 250 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed each year. Research is showing that many products that we eat now contain glyphosate absorbed from the weed killer.

According to the article, 0.1 ppb (parts per billion) has been shown to destroy gut bacteria which is vital to our im...

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