The coming food disaster

Story highlights

  • EPA has steadily increased the allowable concentration limit of herbicides in food supply
  • David Schubert: Herbicide resistant crops present health risks for consumers that cannot be ignored

(CNN)One would expect that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the best interests of the public in mind, but its recent decisions have cast serious doubt upon this assumption.

One in particular could have a dramatic impact on the safety of the U.S. food supply: It is the mandate of the EPA to regulate the use of agricultural chemicals like insecticides and herbicides, as well as to determine their allowable limits in food and drinking water.
    David Schubert