There is a widespread belief that Roundup® (active ingredient: glyphosate) is safe enough to drink. Indeed, my neighbor informs me of this every time he sees me pulling weeds in my garden.
The majority of GMOs are genetically modified to withstand direct application of herbicides. One of the most common is marketed as Roundup Ready®, engineered to withstand glyphosate. The result is that glyphosate residues are in our food. Just last summer the EPA raised the allowable levels of glyphosate in our food, in spite of receiving over 10,800 public comments against the proposed change. Whether or not it's safe enough to drink, we are certainly eating it.
Based on this 1947 video, drinking and eating pesticides seems to be one of Monsanto's favorite marketing tools. In the video, an entomologist is sent to an African village to try to convince them to spray DDT all over the village to kill the mosquitoes. But the Africans aren't buying it. The entomologist calls for a bowl of porridge, proceeds to spray DDT all over it and then eats a few bites. The Africans are still not buying it.
Why? Because they haven't been brainwashed into believing that scientists are the high priests with access to the truth. The truth is obvious: if it kills the mosquitoes, it can kill them too. And they were right.
Why are people so willing to give up common sense? The way to control people is through their belief system. If people have faith in science, then all that needs to be done is to own a bunch of scientists, put them in white coats, stand them up before the people and have them say what you want the people to believe.
The chemical companies have figured out that science is the religion of the day. They hire scientists and give money to educational institutions to fund research. They install their people in government positions and their scientists on the editorial boards of scientific publications and publish only the results they like while suppressing those they don't. Any scientist who dares to publish something different is hounded, belittled, and will likely lose her job, or at least her research funding. This is why the vast majority of scientists who are willing to speak out are either retired, or of retirement age. They have nothing to lose.
If you think Roundup® is safe, take a look at some other fine products brought to us by Monsanto: saccharine, PCBs, Agent Orange, DDT, Lasso, rGBH & rBST (synthetic bovine growth hormones), aspartame, 2,4,5-T (herbicide). At one time or another, we were assured that all of these were safe.
Glyphosate. Kills. Living. Things. Still want to eat it? Why is labeling the issue?