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Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide Roundup are more likely to have an impaired sperm structure, suggests new research from the University of Caen, France.

The scientists investigated the effects of Roundup after an eight day exposure in adult animals. They found a significant difference in the expression of a compound called aromatase in the testis of animals.  Aromatase is an enzyme involved in a key step in the synthesis of estrogens in the body.  They also found a reduced expression of genetic material in sperm, and a change in hormonal balance (male hormone to estrogen balance) and the resulting quality of sperm.  The scientists concluded that “The repetition of exposures of this herbicide could alter the mammalian reproduction.

Roundup is a glyphosate-based pesticide developed and sold by Monsanto. Earlier research in the journal Entropy linked the chemical pesticide to other health problems, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer, and Alzheimers disease.  The Entropy study showed that glyphosate impairs the functions of enzymes in the body that are essential to detoxification as well as increases the damaging effects of other environmental toxins and foodborne chemical residues.  The scientists who conducted this study indicated that glyphosate residues are found in common foods eaten regularly, including corn, soy, wheat and sugar.

Monsanto is not just the developer of the herbicide Roundup; it also created the genetically-modified seeds that have been altered to withstand being sprayed by Roundup.  For years, environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that our current heavy use of glyphosate is causing problems for plants, people and animals.

Earlier research found that glyphosate is linked to infertility, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer. Meanwhile, the US Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a review of glyphosate and has set a deadline of 2015 for determining if glyphosate use should be limited.

Roundup isn’t the only Monsanto-created pesticide that has been in the news for possible toxic effects. The company lost a court battle two years ago after a judge ruled it was guilty of chemical poisoning. Paul Francois, a French farmer, sued Monsanto after he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, headaches, and stammering after inhaling another of the company’s chemical pesticides known as “Lasso.”

Perhaps that is why the most common Google search term linked to “Monsanto” is “Monsanto evil”?

Tell the EPA to set stricter limits on the use of Roundup by adding your name to this petition.


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1:32AM PDT on May 6, 2015

We need to stop this

12:10PM PDT on Apr 1, 2015

Thanks for the information hope any restrictions will be applied here in the UK too.

6:26AM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

And why does that not surprise me , MonSatano is diabolical !

10:20AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Some things are just evil

11:05AM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Agree with Annette J.

1:50AM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

3:38PM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

Thanks for the information.

10:41AM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

sadly noted

10:41AM PDT on Aug 1, 2014


1:28AM PDT on Jul 31, 2014

After all the intensive research that has been done around both pesticides and herbicides, I am baffled that some people still believe these substances are benign! Is the earth really flat to you?

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