It is in the Food We Eat. This is a World Problem.
Monsanto Produced Agent Orange, which is a Herbicide and better Known as
Lasso which was used and is still being used in some countries by Farmers, I am not positive so don’t quote me on that.
It has profound side affects such as Diabetes, cancer and Spina Bifida and other deformities. The side affects are huge in
number and has affected millions around the world. If Roundup is comparable we are in trouble. You are what you eat and it
does get into food. When it rains the Herbicide or Pesticide goes into the ground and into the plants and into the fruit or
whatever the food part of the plant may be. Then you eat it and become ill. Don’t have to be a genius or rocket scientist
to know that one.
A pesticide is a Nerve Gas Pure and simple.
New studies: Monsanto's best selling "safe" pesticide is highly toxic
Source: Organic Consumers Association
Two new peer-reviewed scientific studies have further confirmed the toxicity
of glyphosate, the world's most commonly used herbicide. The June 2005 scientific journal "Environmental Health Perspectives"
reports that glyphosate, sold by Monsanto under the brand name "Roundup," damages human placental cells at exposure levels
ten times less than what the company claims is safe. A study in the August journal Ecological Applications found that even
when applied at concentrations that are one-third of the maximum concentrations typically found in waterways, Roundup still
killed up to 71 percent of tadpoles in the study.
Similar glyphosate studies around the world have been equally alarming.
The American Academy of Family Physicians epidemiological research has now linked exposure to the herbicide with increased
risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a life-threatening cancer, while a Canadian study has linked glyphosate exposure with increased
risk for miscarriage. A 2002 study linked glyphosate exposure with increased incidence of attention deficit disorder in children.
Despite these studies, Monsanto continues to advertise Roundup, sprayed heavily on 140 million acres of genetically engineered
crops across the world, as one of the "safest" pesticides on the market.
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