Good Evening, God!
First it was finding this graph about usage of the weed killer Roundup (main active ingredient: Glyphosate) going UP at about the same rate as Autism.
It seems that “Glyphosate-based herbicides all work on the same biochemical principle — they inhibit a specific enzyme that plants need in order to grow. The specific enzyme is called EPSP synthase.”
The article comprehensively reviews old studies on the safety of glyphosate and finds enough concerns to call for a comprehensive study of glyphosates. That seems like a really good idea, God. But where can we find truly independent researchers?
Next I was reading about the on-going collapse of pollinating bee colonies and read this chilling quote: The collapse of bee colonies is probably multifactorial, but a major factor is the toxicity of systemic pesticides called nicotinoids, which kill insects by attacking their nervous systems.
So, even though I understand we don’t exactly have proof about the weed killers and the bee killers, it does strike me that we humans have embarked on MAJOR changes to our Food Supply with more Hubris than Caution.
I dare say researchers somewhere are busy looking for substitutes for honey bees. Just as scientists are working on the Global Warming Problem. Hmm. Well, I love science, I was raised on Science Fiction, and I am a born optimist. But I am feeling distinctly uneasy about Big Food.
This is Your World, God. You made it and You declared it GOOD. Perhaps we ought to show more respect for Your Ways. Complex interrelationships take time to ripple all the way out. They require long-term studies before safety can be assured.
Maybe You could nudge the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to look into this? Please?