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Study: Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Linked to Cancer, Autism, Parkinson's


Science & Tech  (tags: Glyphosate, Roundup, Monsanto, new peer-reviewed study, journal entropy, biologically disruptive chemical, gut bacteria, damage to health, link to numerous diseases )

Judy
- 512 days ago - commondreams.org
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, may be "the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment," say authors



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Julie P. (148)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:43 pm
Thank you for posting this Judy. The study cites:

"glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body."

http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416

Children are being born now with over 200 chemicals detected in thier cord blood and there are over 80,0000 chemicals in everyday products. Consider the number of diseases or conditions that are now being determined as originating from an issue with inflammation and an imbalance in the gut flora.
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday April 26, 2013, 9:16 pm
Thanks for pointing out this info from the study, Julie. The role of glyphosate in making us more vulnerable to the onslaught of other chemicals in our environment is an extremely important finding. Time is ticking away while this stuff does ts damage. We can thank Monsanto for that.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:32 am
noted, thanks!
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:52 am

Thanks..
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 5:02 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:20 am
Stay alert
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:18 am
thank you
 

Emma S. (227)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:49 pm
Who, as they say, knew...? Thanks, Judy.
 

Herbert E. (10)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:49 pm
Monsanto IS THE CANCER ! Now they are creating poisonous GMO- Trees, which will be the end of many small insects, pollinators. What a brave new world ! Care to read Rachel Carson's book >Silent Spring< ? Published back in 1962, she saw things coming 50 years ago.
 

Tracy H. (8)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:19 pm
noted
 

Bryan S. (100)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:48 pm
Thanks for this, Judy. Monsanto is definitely one of the top examples of the destruction of life for profit. It's depressing to think how much Roundup has been sprayed on lawns and gardens over the years. It should be common sense to not use poison (regardless of what the people who profit from it say) where one lives, or anywhere of course.

I think it has something to do with the pervasive mindset in modern culture that nature is something to control and defeat. We look at things in the past such as blood-letting to cure illness and shudder, yet today we poison ourselves even though the knowledge of how harmful this is exists.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:23 pm
We do not need scientists to know that we are slowly being killed by our lovely corporations.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:36 pm
Thank You Judy for this article. We have to be so in the know as to what can kill us or perhaps harm an unborn child - it is downright scary!
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:38 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Dale O. (190)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:40 pm
Round Up the casualties, Monsanto's 'collateral damage' continues unabated...and Monsanto wonders why people want GMO foods labelled?
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:59 pm
W H A T A S H O C K !
 

Elle B. (82)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:09 am
Ty for posting Judy ... n~s~s

On Pesticides: "Sure, it's going to kill a lot of people, but they may be dying of something else anyway."
―Othal Brand, member of a Texas pesticide review board, on chlordane

“Health is a human necessity; health is a human right” ― James Lenhart

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:47 pm
Are we the people going to let this snake Monsanto get by with their poisoning and GM crap, or are we going to fight them tooth and nail? They're awfully good at finding loopholes in the law that they can crawl through, unharmed, while heaven knows what will happen to us, to the earth, to the myriad of animals coming into contact with Monsanto's poisons. Please encourage your grocer to reject anything Monsanto because they are BAD NEWS, folks. BAD NEWS!!!!
 

Siti R. (12)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:29 am
question is:- what are we doing to stop Monsanto??!!
 

Kathy P. (402)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:05 pm
Thank you for this information.
 

Patricia R. (12)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:21 am
thanx
 
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