As it turns out, all sorts of commercial seeds, including some non-GM conventional seeds, bear toxicity warnings that the average consumer will never see. A seed treatment known as Axcess, produced by chemical giant BASF, comes with a warning that clearly prohibits using treated seeds and even plant greens from treated seeds as any type of food, either for humans or animals.
Actual BASF warning label:
This seed has been treated with AxcessTM Insecticide Seed Treatment containing imidacloprid at rates specified by the manufacturer.
SEED COMMERCIALLY TREATED WITH AXCESS MUST BE LABELED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL SEED ACT.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
DO NOT use treated seed for feed, food, or oil processing. Rapeseed greens and seed grown or harvested from Axcess-treated seed must not be used for feed or human consumption. Rapeseed grown and harvested from Axcess-treated seed is only for industrial use and cannot be used for edible oil or any other human/feed consumption. Store away from feeds and other foodstuffs. Dispose of seed packaging in accordance with local requirements. Exposed treated seed may be hazardous to birds. Dispose of all excess treated seed and seed packaging by burial away from bodies of water. Cover or incorporate spilled treated seeds.
Harmful if swallowed, absorbed through skin or inhaled. Avoid breathing vapor or spray mist. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
If swallowed: Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. DO NOT induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor. DO NOT give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. If Inhaled: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance; then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice. Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor or going for treatment. You may also contact BASF Corporation for emergency medical treatment information: 1-800-832-HELP (4357).
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ROTATIONAL PLANT-BACK INTERVALS*
Brassica (cole) leafy veg.
Mustard Seed Oats
Pepinos Pepper Popcorn Potato Rapeseed Rye
Sugar beet Sunflower
Veg. Root and Tuber Watercress
Leaf petiole veg. Leafy veg.
Legume veg. (succu- lent or dried, including soybean)
Cereals, including: buckwheat
*Cover crops for soil building or erosion control may be planted any time, but DO NOT graze or harvest for food or feed.
*For all other crops not listed on an Imidacloprid label, or for crops for which no tolerance for the active ingredient has been established, a 12-month plant-back interval is required.
Applicators and other handlers must wear: Long-sleeved shirt and long pants, socks and shoes and chemical-resistant gloves (such as nitrile, butyl, neoprene, barrier laminate, polyvinyl chloride or Viton). Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning/maintaining PPE. If no such instructions for washables, use detergent and hot water. Keep and wash PPE separately from other laundry. Wash hands and exposed skin thoroughly after handling the concentrate and after application.
Rape greens grown and harvested from Axcess-treated seed must not be used for human and feed consumption. Rapeseed grown and harvested from Axcess-treated seed is only for industrial uses and can not be used for edible oil or any other human/feed consumption.
Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rye, Triticale, Sorghum, Millet: DO NOT graze or feed livestock on treated areas for 45 days after planting.
Cotton (delinted seed only): Regardless of the type of application (seed treatment, soil or foliar) DO NOT apply more than a total of 0.5 lb. of imidacloprid per acre per cropping cycle.
Seed-and-pod vegetable seed treated in California must be destined for planting in states other than California and is not to be planted in California.
Axcess is a trademark of BASF
Source: Natural News