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Roundup - Monsanto; Weed, Grass and Human Killer (Linked To Parkinson's, Cancer And Other Health Issues)

April 25 (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.

The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of "glyphosate," the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food.

Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc. Samsel is a former private environmental government contractor as well as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

"Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body," the study says.

We "have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated," Seneff said.

Environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that heavy use of glyphosate is causing problems for plants, people and animals.

The EPA is conducting a standard registration review of glyphosate and has set a deadline of 2015 for determining if glyphosate use should be limited. The study is among many comments submitted to the agency.

Monsanto is the developer of both Roundup herbicide and a suite of crops that are genetically altered to withstand being sprayed with the Roundup weed killer.

These biotech crops, including corn, soybeans, canola and sugarbeets, are planted on millions of acres in the United States annually. Farmers like them because they can spray Roundup weed killer directly on the crops to kill weeds in the fields without harming the crops.

Roundup is also popularly used on lawns, gardens and golf courses.

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Ron Paul on why labeling gmo food is bad and does not work

Ron Paul: The federal government lacks constitutional authority to mandate labeling of products containing genetically-modified food. Furthermore, those who do not wish to consume genetically-modified products should be leery of federally-mandated labeling because history shows that federal regulatory agencies are susceptible to "capture," where the regulators end up serving the interest of the business they are supposed to control. In the case of labeling, federal agencies could redefine the meaning of "modified" to allow genetically-engineered food on the market without fully-informing consumers of the presence of genetically-engineered ingredients. Instead of federal regulation, consumers should demand that manufactures provide full information and refuse to buy those products that are not fully labeled. Once producers see there is a demand for non-genetically-engineered products they will act to fulfill that demand. Of course, makers of genetically-engineered food should be held legally responsible if they fraudulently market their products or harm anyone.

jhon

Thanks flin

There our products that are labeled non-GMO. Not many, but hopefully more in the future.

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the majority stock holder in Monsatno is the Us goverment.

The majority stock holder that has 51 pecent of the stock of Monsanto is owned by the us goverment which means the us goverment controlls and tells monsanto what to do. There is a man who is refugee from poland under the soviet union who came to the us under refugee status and this man said that big corporations is part of communism that all big corporations are state run.

jhon

It all depends who you listen to and believe.

If you believe Monsatan then you should know they had no problem hiding the fact they were poisoning the whole town of Anniston Alabama. They lost big time in court and the judge was so pissed off at them he put the whole case on the internet for all to see the big lie.

Now I know the research done by Monsatan says Roundup is harmless, but I believe they were fined $6M for lying in there report by the EPA. Monsatan has over and over said that Roundup was harmless and every time they were forced to retract the claim.

So I ask you, can you believe any thing that comes from Monsatan?

I remember Autism was 1/20,000 20 years ago now it is 1/50 according to a story just put out by ABC news. There are many claims on the internet by reputable scientist saying Roundup causes autism.

So please give me some facts to your claim that Roundup is benign, the only ones you'll find is Monsatan's and the EPA. Monsatan owns the EPA!

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Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

I used to work at one of the

I used to work at one of the lawn and garden companies.

Glysophate is not issue, it's the surfactants.

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Glyphosate is pretty benign

Glyphosate is pretty benign in terms of toxicity... it doesn't persist in the soil all that long and is broken down in soil bacteria at around 2 weeks.
2,4D has been in use for years...

The bio-tech gmo crops are what we need to worry about.

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I replied to your claim

please look up one.

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This has been known for years but it gets buried.

Our community, rural village, banned use of this stuff in our community and chemicals used on highways to keep down brush years ago.

We had a community meeting and decided we did not want this stuff used around our wells. I did my best to educate people about this chemical and worked through government levels. I do not know what it takes for people to get the message and at least protect their communities. Perhaps it can be done at a local level as we did.

If we all sit there doing nothing, nothing will change.

Great point clynbrit

I think it would be a good article for you to write as well, as a template for all communities to implement.

Thanks for chiming in.

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Doug, there is no template.

Every township is different. In Canada we have provincial laws that ban herbicides/pesticides in cities but allow their rampant use along country roads, unless you step up and make yourself heard.

Every battle is different and I ended up fighting that battle alone, in spite of lip service promises and words Yes,let's do it"! Fought my battle and won. It means attending meetings and not just posting petitions on the internet.

Half of Americans do not seem to realize that they have a rogue government using your tax dollars to promote the interests of profiteers.

There are those of us in other countries that support your efforts, and empathize with your dilemma. It becomes a global dilemma and in the end a critical mass of aware people will finally put an end to the greedy profiteering and war mongering. What price we pay in the meantime. How many million Muslims dead by these rogue criminals whose only interest is power and wealth.

In the meantime let us all fight the good fight with more than just writing and talking about it. Get together and attend local municipal meetings. Grass roots.

clynbrit

Very true words. You are now getting into my "We the Serfs!" book which I have been working on for over 7 years.

Thanks for your insight, especially this statement, " It means attending meetings and not just posting petitions on the internet."

Doug

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Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

We can easily see why Monsatan needed the

Monsatan protection act. They now are murdering the population. why is anyone surprised. Another poison is coming to your shelf soon, in that 2-4-D will soon be used just like Roundup. GMO's have already been manipulated to be resistant to 2-4-D.

Think I am making this up, see for your self:

http://action.panna.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9109

Dow figures they are left out of this scheme to openly murder the population, and get rich doing it. Soon there will be a Dow protection act going through Congress.

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Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe