RoundUp is everywhere. It’s on your shoes, in your drinking water and in your food. This insidious poison is part of a greedy and misguided effort to completely control our food, engineered by Monsanto, to promote the sales of its GMO and RoundUp Ready seeds. The evidence is mounting. There’s no longer any question that RoundUp is poison and that its use on food crops affects every single one of us.
Here’s the latest:
The World Health Organization declared glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The world authority on cancer conducted a comprehensive review of the latest available research.
This puts glyphosate in the second highest category in terms of cancer risk. To put this in perspective, only about 100 substances worldwide are certified as carcinogenic to humans, the highest category. This means the WHO think there is a major cancer risk to humans from this weed killer that is everywhere, in your home yard and garden in your neighbor’s garden and, worst of all, in commercial use.
Agriculture is the largest use of RoundUp worldwide, where it complements “RoundUp ready” GMO crops, primarily corn and soy that are used in almost all processed foods. It’s also used in forestry, weed control in urban areas and along roadways.
Aussie lab research shows that glyphosate disrupts progesterone production in the amounts typically allowed in drinking water. Disruption of progesterone persisted after the glyphosate was added.
Science has shown glyphosate is toxic and an endocrine disruptor in both men and women for more than five years. Summarizing their study, the authors of this French study said in the journal Toxicology in 2009, “A real cell impact of glyphosate-based herbicides residues in food, feed or in the environment has thus to be considered, and their classifications as carcinogens/mutagens/reprotoxics is discussed.”
The Australian study is the first to show progesterone disruption.
Placental Cell Death
Glyphosate, this deadly poison also kills cells in the human placenta, the womb’s guardian of unborn fetuses, not in unreasonable
quantities, but at the levels allowed in U.S. drinking water.
If it kills placental cells, it stands to reason that it probably kills fetal cells, causing who knows what harm to the developing baby?
If that’s not enough, glyphosate has now been found in breast milk. The study, conducted by the advocacy groups Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse, showed glyphosate in breast milk at levels 760 to 1,600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides, but lower than the 700 ug/l maximum level permitted by the EPA.
If you’re breast feeding and you live in a city, it’s likely your breast milk has toxic levels of glyphosate.
Drinking, water, urine and more
Had enough? Not yet? Try this one for size: glyphosate has also been found in the urine and drinking water of Americans at a level more than 10 times what is permissible by European standards.
The US geological Survey confirmed that herbicides, primarily glyphosate, have been found in 51 streams in 9 Midwestern states.
Glyphosate gets into drinking water primarily through agricultural runoff into — you guessed it — streams and lakes.
There’s more, but I’ll leave you with this, for now:
At least six studies show that glyphosate causes birth defects, tumors and reproductive disorders in animals, even at dilutions far lower than those used in home gardening.
What can you do?
Don’t buy or use RoundUp!
Forward this article. Educate your friends, family and especially your neighbors.
Write/call your congressman, senator, even the White House. The positive actions this week on neonicotinoids confirm that elected officials do have to listen to their constituents if their voices are loud enough. Find your senator here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
And your congressman/woman:
And the president:
Make your voice heard: Glyphosate should be outlawed today!