Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects

Danish farmer Ib Borup Pederson had reared hogs for decades. So he was alarmed when he observed a growing incidence of malformations and birth defects in his newborn piglets. The deformities included: gaps in piglet’s skulls, deformed bones, missing limbs, and a female piglet with testicles.

Realizing that he had switched the feed three years earlier to Monsanto’s genetically-modified seed and because he had never witnessed such high numbers of birth defects in his piglets before, he suspected that the GM-seed or the glyphosate could be to blame. He had the piglets assessed by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig, Germany and Hvidsten, Denmark and by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sadat City University in Egypt (source: Townsend Letter, January 2015).

Glyphosate, a pesticide used in Monsanto’s genetically-modified seed, has also been called the “Darth Vader chemical.” The researchers found glyphosate in the lungs, livers, kidneys, brains, muscles, and gut walls of the piglets. Their findings were published in the journal Environmental and Analytical Toxicology. It was found in the highest concentration in the lungs and hearts of the animals, with lower concentrations in the muscles. The researchers conclude that “further investigations are urgently needed” to determine whether there is a link between the glyphosate concentrations and the birth defects.

In an earlier study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers identified a link between glyphosate pesticides and lymphoma—a type of cancer of the lymph nodes and lymphatic system. The scientists found that glyphosate exposure doubled an individual’s risk of the cancer.

Glyphosate, also known as Roundup, has been linked to other serious health conditions and environmental degradation.

As far back as 2009, France’s highest court found Monsanto guilty of lying about the safety of Roundup, including falsely advertising it as “biodegradable,” “environmentally-friendly,” and even claiming that it “left the soil clean.”

In an interview, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) discussed glyphosate as possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”

Glyphosate has been linked to other diseases, including: breast cancer, kidney failure, and celiac disease. For more information about glyphosate and genetically-modified seeds, check out the excellent book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically-Engineered Foods You’re Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith, a former executive at an independent laboratory testing for genetically-modified organisms in food.

Related:

Exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Doubles Cancer Risk
Monsanto Partners with Media Conglomerate to Share its Message
Is Monsanto Making Us Sterile?

 

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Pablo B.
.1 years ago

tyfs

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Pablo B.
.1 years ago

tyfs

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Patricia Harris
John Taylor1 years ago

Good news: Monsanto is being taken to court! http://www.care2.com/greenliving/monsanto-on-trial-for-crimes-against-humanity-and-nature.html

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Ruth R.
Ruth R1 years ago

Thank you for posting these article on this topic here. Hope to have labelling. Know that the True America would never have allowed gmos.

Let's find out what will be useful: here are some thoughts.
Due to this let people be thankful -- and join
1.) Organic Consumers
2. and many other organizations that have done the research and will hopefully be taking the stand to stop gmos -- at least the ones that pose the most threat, and the ones that will organize class action law suits, or single law suits.
3.) Say your prayers, or send your good will, or light your candles.
4.) Get educated in a way to make a stand.
5.) )If you are ready then help prevent these 7 or more gmo companies and/or the smaller ones from taking over the world.
6.) May the grandchildren of some one here who are young adults of college age will help deal with this situation -- that many people like organic and non-gmo food.
7.) This long like a long -term battle, however their may a clich in the gmo system?

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Ruth R.
Ruth R1 years ago

Thank you for posting these article on this topic here. Hope to have labelling. Know that the True America would never have allowed gmos.

Due to this let people be thankful -- and join
1.) Organic Consumers
2. and many other organizations that have done the research and will hopefully be taking the stand to stop gmos -- at least the ones that pose the most threat, and the ones that will organize class action law suits, or single law suits.
3.) Say your prayers, or send your good will, or light your candles.
4.) Get educated in a way to make a stand.
5.) )If you are ready then help prevent these 7 or more gmo companies and/or the smaller ones from taking over the world.
6.) May the grandchildren of some one here who are young adults of college age will help deal with this situation -- that many people like organic and non-gmo food.
7.) This long like a long -term battle, however their may a clich in the gmo system?

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Fi T.
Past Member 1 years ago

Go and treasure our nature

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Tony L.
Away L1 years ago

Monsanto stinks. Michael S, where are your sources? GM food is like mobile phones.. the long term effects on health can't be measured as they've not been around long enough... caution with GM seems sensible.

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Amy Thompson
Amy Thompson1 years ago

Michael S:
Even if what you claim is true, there is no denying that such chemicals have harmful effects on animals, humans, and the environment. To deny this simple fact is simply ridiculous.

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Helga Ganguly
Helga Ganguly1 years ago

Monsanto-your name used to make me think-carpets. Now,your name is synonomous with dark,evil,malicious,murder for money.

Have a nice day!

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Helga Ganguly
Helga Ganguly1 years ago

In case you thought that was odd-it was irony.

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