David Zaruk, aka the Risk Monger, has produced an excellent series of blog posts on why the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in “Roundup”) is a wonderful thing, despite “cancer classifications” and demonization by greens. In a refreshingly blunt and honest series of posts, he makes some fantastic points that must shock green activists who can’t imagine why anyone would dare use a chemical to control noxious weeds, grow food, and feed the world.
Some key points that Zaruk offers include:
- Weed killers help reduce child labor. Yes, that’s what I said. Zaruk has real-life experience to prove it. Check out this post.
- The cancer researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have lost credibility within Europe’s scientific community because of their reckless classification of glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic.” Indeed, the decision is tainted with junk science, anti-pesticide activism, and politics. Zaruk has all the details here and here.
- “Glyphosate Saves Lives.” That’s item #6 on Zaruk’s post: “10 Reasons why Glyphosate is Good.” Zaruk offers so much insightful information in this post that it should be mandatory reading for anyone who doubts that weed killers can be safe, good for the environment, and yes, even save lives. Check it out.