An investigative journalist, John Vibes brought to light an interesting scenario last year when reporting that the government of Colombia sprays drugs with drugs in order to kill them. They use herbicides containing the ingredient glyphosate, in order to slow the production of cocaine by destroying Coca plants with it. But that will no longer be the case. President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos said in a statement:
“I am going to ask the government officials in the National Drug Council at their next meeting to suspend glyphosate spraying of illicit cultivations,” he continued,“the recommendations and studies reviewed by the Ministry of Health show clearly that yes, this risk exists,”
This came on the heels of a statement released by the World Health Organization stating that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide “RoundUp” is “probably carcinogenic.” Testing on animals “sufficiently demonstrated” the substance’s cancer-causing ability, while it appears Monsanto has known this for up to thirty-five years.
John Vibes, who specializes in the drug war, went on to report:
“Not only does this spraying affect users of cocaine, but farmers have complained that indiscriminate spraying of this chemical has caused entire fields of coffee and other legal crops to be totally destroyed and poisoned.”
We live in a world where it’s hard to determine which drugs are causing the most damage. It’s hard to imagine any difference between what the executives of this corporation and the leaders of the cartels are doing. We now know what happens when your drugs get drugged—humans get cancer.