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Get On Your "HOBBY HORSE" => Insecticides & Herbicides => Topic started by: Poppa Tommo on December 07, 2017, 09:15:07 AM

Title: Capitulation
Post by: Poppa Tommo on December 07, 2017, 09:15:07 AM
i wonder how much in backhanders this has cost Monsanto?!


I really despair for our world.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42135437
Title: Re: Capitulation
Post by: lottieguy on December 07, 2017, 11:09:58 AM
Hi Ya, While I don't condone the use of weedkillers each to their own providing it has no effect on me. They only have a go at Monsanto but aren't there other manufacturers, they only seem to mention roundup, what about all the others? Gallop is one that springs to mind. Do Monsanto supply all the other weedkiller makers also? I have use dit but on the very rare occasion and only when I could find no alternative. We have a no dig plotter who uses it all the time, no dig, you would of thought they were definitely against it. The nicotinodes is the one I hate.
Title: Re: Capitulation
Post by: Poppa Tommo on December 07, 2017, 11:55:46 PM
You are right about other companies manufacturing glyphosphates. Monsantos patent ran out after 25 years but it was they who developed it in the first place. Don't think for one minute that they didn't take preventative action by selling off their formula to the highest bidders in the knowledge that their patent was up.


It's a filthy, greedy world where profit before life is your priority.