‘The former owners of Dragon’s Lair Kona Coffee Farm in Honaunau, Hawaii, will no longer be fooled by Monsanto’s clever marketing of glyphosate. Christine and Kenneth Sheppard’s lives have forever been changed by the side effects and horrifying scientific failure of glyphosate, which has become the most widely applied herbicide worldwide.

According to the paper, Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe, the amount of glyphosate used around the world since 1974 surpasses 18.9 billion pounds. 19 percent or 3.5 billion pounds of glyphosate has been used exclusively in the USA since then, where Roundup Ready crops such as soy, corn, canola, alfalfa and cotton now dominate agriculture. Christine Sheppard worked directly with glyphosate for nearly a decade.’

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