Meeting Public Comments

Meeting informations are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: RM 102, Sup. Ct. Consult
Names and comments are public records. Remaining information is considered a confidential record.
Comments Submitted:

arthur dunham [DVM partner at Ryan Veterinary Service ISU 1974]
Dear Sirs: The EPA makes mistakes. It has no labs of its own and relies on the industries that it regulates to do the testing it requires. A recent NIH research project that our University of Iowa participated in looked at multigenerational effects of traces of glyphosate in Purina rat chow fed to experimental lab animals. (our EPA has never asked for multigenerational testing) No problems were seen in the pregnant parents' generation F0, in the children's generation F1, or the grandchildren's generation F2but in the great grandchildren's generation F3, DNA damage has occurred resulting in a high % (over 40%) of obesity, fatty liver failure, type 2 diabetes, etc. Good soil health, good plant health, good animal health and good human health are all interrelated. We need to slow down the pesticide treadmill and there is plenty of science I can bury you in to make my point. We can farm without overreliance on herbicides like glyphosate. Having a little livestock on most farms and a bigger rotation helped a lot in the past but yes it takes more thought and work. Thanks for listening. Please do not pass this stupid bill that protects firms that do not deserve or need protection. Everything is multifactorial but glyphosate's use favoring the Fusarium mold family increasing mycotoxin risk probably does more economic damage than the loss of people from lymphoma. Check out research done by Bob Kremer from USDA. Art Dunham DVM 5639207056
Carl Olsen [Iowans for Medical Marijuana]
Regarding HSB 733, as you're continuing to expand federal criminal activity in Iowa, please consider the recommendations from the Medical Cannabidiol Board for the past 5 years which you have ignored, and get serious about obtaining a federal exemption for this program. It's in the annual legislative recommendations from the board for 2023 and 2024. Why on earth are you promoting federal criminal activity in Iowa? What kind of example does that set for the public? Think about what you are doing. Is law and order no longer a priority?