Ua haʻalele ʻo Monsanto i nā hōʻike e pili ana i kāna Weedkiller i ka maʻi ʻaʻai?

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ʻO Rene Ebersole, ʻO ka Nation,ʻOkakopa 12, 2017

II ka makahiki 1970, ua loaʻa ʻo John E. Franz, he kanaka kemika he 40 ona makahiki mai Springfield, Illinois, i kahi ʻike e hoʻololi loa i ka mahiʻai. . Ua kūʻai aku ʻo Franz i ka palapala kila no ka holomua i kāna luna ʻo Monsanto, no $ 5. ʻEhā mau makahiki ma hope mai, ua hoʻokuʻu ʻo Monsanto iā Roundup.

“Mauʻu? Aʻole pilikia. ʻAʻohe mea e ʻoi aku ka make o ka nāhelehele, "i hoʻolaha ai nā mea hana i nā ʻoihana no Roundup i ko lākou hoʻouka kaua ʻana i nā dandelion me nā ʻōmole ʻehu. Ua kūleʻa koke ka huahana, a ma 1987 ua lanakila ʻo Franz i ka National Medal of Technology no kāna mea i loaʻa. I kēia lā, ʻo Roundup ka mea make kaulana loa o ka honua i ka honua, e hoʻonui ana ma mua o $ 4 biliona ma ka loaʻa kālā makahiki no Monsanto.

ʻO ka mea hana a Roundup, glyphosate, ʻike ākea ʻole ʻia he maikaʻi ʻole i ke kaiapuni no ka mea ke pahuhopu nei ia i kahi enzyme ʻaʻole i loaʻa i nā holoholona a i ʻole nā ​​kānaka. I ka pili ʻana i nā mea kanu, eia nō naʻe, pepehi makehewa ke kemikū — koe wale no kēlā mau mea kanu i hoʻolālā ʻia e kū kūʻē iā ia. I nā makahiki 1990, ua hoʻomaka ʻo Monsanto e kūʻai aku i kāna hua i hoʻohui ʻia ʻo "Roundup Ready", e ʻae ana i nā mahiʻai e pīpī no ka mauʻu me ka hōʻino ʻole i kā lākou mea kanu. ʻO ka hui pū ʻana o ka lāʻau make a me nā hua kūpaʻa i kōkua iā Monsanto e lilo i hoʻokahi o nā ʻoihana mahiʻai ikaika loa o ka honua. I kēia lā, ʻoi aku ma luna o 90 pākēneka o ka soy kūloko, ke kulina, a me nā mea kanu pulupulu i ʻenekini ʻia e lilo i glyphosate – hoʻopale, e helu ana ma mua o 168 miliona mau ʻeka.

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