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Round-Up Herbicide Tied to Serious Health Deterioration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shocking news for everyone with grounds and gardens – we’ve all been using this, not knowing its long term impact on our environment – and on us.

 

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Roundup, An Herbicide, Could Be Linked To Parkinson’s, Cancer And Other Health Issues, Study Shows

April 25 (Reuters) – Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.

The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food.

Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc. Samsel is a former private environmental government contractor as well as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,” the study says.

We “have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,” Seneff said.

Environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that heavy use of glyphosate is causing problems for plants, people and animals.

The EPA is conducting a standard registration review of glyphosate and has set a deadline of 2015 for determining if glyphosate use should be limited. The study is among many comments submitted to the agency.

Monsanto is the developer of both Roundup herbicide and a suite of crops that are genetically altered to withstand being sprayed with the Roundup weed killer.

These biotech crops, including corn, soybeans, canola and sugarbeets, are planted on millions of acres in the United States annually. Farmers like them because they can spray Roundup weed killer directly on the crops to kill weeds in the fields without harming the crops.

Roundup is also popularly used on lawns, gardens and golf courses.

Monsanto and other leading industry experts have said for years that glyphosate is proven safe, and has a less damaging impact on the environment than other commonly used chemicals.

Jerry Steiner, Monsanto’s executive vice president of sustainability, reiterated that in a recent interview when questioned about the study.

“We are very confident in the long track record that glyphosate has. It has been very, very extensively studied,” he said.

Of the more than two dozen top herbicides on the market, glyphosate is the most popular. In 2007, as much as 185 million pounds of glyphosate was used by U.S. farmers, double the amount used six years ago, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data.

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April 26, 2013 - Posted by | Circle of Life and Death, Environment, Experiment, Gardens, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Technical Issue, Wildlife

2 Comments »

  1. This MONSANTO product belongs to the ORGANOPHOSPHATE group of chemicals which include moities used by our bodies and those that are the most NEUROTOXIC moities man has ever made.

    RoundUp belongs to the NEUROTOXIC group but has the knack of being slow to form health issues and instead of less than a few seconds as for VX, the NEUROTOXICITY is not immediately apparent.

    Unfortunately we are exposed by regulators, industry and government to many NEUROTOXINS, each one protecting the others from being OUTED.

    Professor Seralini told of us of his ten year experience with this chemical and just one food crop and its long term harm. Monsanto paid for many top scientists to effectively strangle this revelation of RoundUp harm before the paper hit the shelves of the university libraries.

    Professor James B Adams has been working in this field for a long time almost alone.

    Now Professor Stephanie Seneff has found this substance RoundUp deadly.

    But if there is anything more deadly then MONSANTO must take the credit for killing and making the world ill while claiming they are there for the BEES.

    But who are the BEES they are there for?

    Comment by john fryer | May 29, 2013 | Reply

  2. John, I’m not entirely sure I follow your argument. No, I’m pretty sure I don’t . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 29, 2013 | Reply


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