Paulina Borsook (loris) Wed 23 Jul 08 19:28
jeff, i just read that monsanto is now labeling roundup as toxic to organisms and ecosystems aquatic. i know you have said that roundup, no big whoop...so was wondering what your response is...
Jeff Gillman (jeffgillman) Thu 24 Jul 08 10:09
No, I never said that roundup is no big whoop, but I have said that it is far from the worst pesticide in the world -- and I stand by that until I see more evidence that it's terrible. We've known for a long time that this pesticide is bad for aquatics -- not so much because of the Roundup itself, but because of the additives. There was a professor in Pittsburgh who showed that, if misapplied, this stuff can be quite damaging to frogs. If you start to consider any pesticide safe then you're just asking for trouble.
Paulina Borsook (loris) Thu 24 Jul 08 11:54
all good, and makes sense. and yes, the so-called 'inerts' are so often no such thing...
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