Glyphosate (Round up) in your soils? My concern with glyphosate, and things you can do.

One thing I wish I was more clear about in this video is what this video is and what it isn’t. This video absolutely is not a defense of glyphosate, and I hope nobody takes it that way. I structured it in this way because I want to ensure that I’m being as responsible and open minded as possible.

My main point I want to make in this video is that even IF glyphosate isn’t as bad as permies often make it out to be, that it’s STILL awful for the environment in the way that humans are using it. I also mention GMOs in here, because I really feel like the problems with both of these things are completely intertwined.


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