He made a public statement about Monsanto.
Celebrity Chuck Norris recently published a column which called attention to the environmental impact that is caused by RoundUp, one of Monsanto’s best selling products.
Monsanto has a very nasty history, before they were in the food industry they primarily dealt with chemicals. Since the beginning of the 20th century they were responsible for the manufacture of various toxic chemicals, which includes anything from caffeine to Agent Orange, along with other dangerous pesticides and herbicides. Monsanto even helped develop uranium for the atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project. Their chemical RoundUp has been known to cause dozens of different plant diseases and does unknown damage to the ecosystem, just as their other pesticides do. Not to mention the untold health risks associated with coming into contact with this chemical.
Chuck Norris shared a wealth of information on this subject with his millions of fans this week, pointing out that:
“The latest dust-up over glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the world’s best-selling weedkiller. Monsanto began marketing glyphosate under the Roundup name in the 1970s, and it quickly became an industry standard. In 1997, its use tripled with the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, plantings genetically modified to withstand glyphosate in order to enable farmers to use more of the herbicide in killing crop-threatening weeds. Glyphosate is sprayed on most of the corn and soybean crops in the United States, as well as over sugar beets, canola and other crops.”
Norris went on to cite recent EPA warnings about the chemical and an MIT study which found the substance to have a “negative impact on the body that is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages to cellular systems throughout the body.”
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.