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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Consensus: Roundup is bad!

Roundup, aka glyphosate, is a problem if it enters the food chain, or enters water systems as it can hurt living organisms in the water. It can enter the food chain because farmers spray it on crops to kill them just before harvest, and then instructions say the crop can be harvested only 2 days after spraying. More problems occur if the chemical gets into waterways, kills wildlife, or destroys the food chain there. Since there is no way to prevent glyphosate from getting into waterways, it is overall, a very dangerous chemical.

There is finally a consensus among non-Monsanto-bribed scientists that Roundup is a powerful endocrine disrupting chemical that is very bad for the health of everyone at all ages. This report wants to reclassify glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans".

There are many studies found throughout this blog how glyphosate is found in foods, and the problems it causes, I won't repeat them here. Industry has been lobbying to avoid labeling any GMO foods (which includes food containing glyphosate), spending millions of dollars. If glyphosate was so safe, why all the lobbying? Wouldn't the product safety and studies speak for themselves?

Monsanto still says Roundup is not a carcinogen. That's odd, because before they used to say it's safe on all fronts. Now they say it's not safe, but it's not a carcinogen. See also coverups from asbestos industry, lead industry, cigarette industry, Vioxx, thalidomide, DES, BPA, fracking, adulterated food in the US and UK, aspartame, the list goes on including the denial that marijuana products can actually help. The fact that the WHO declared Roundup a "possible carcinogen", instead of a "probable carcinogen" is more politics than science.

Source

  • Myers, John Peterson Myers, Michael N. Antoniou, Bruce Blumberg, Lynn Carroll, Theo Colborn, Lorne G. Everett, Michael Hansen, Philip J. Landrigan, Bruce P. Lanphear, Robin Mesnage, Laura N. Vandenberg, Frederick S. vom Saal, Wade V. Welshons and Charles M. Benbrook. Concerns over use of glyphosate-based herbicides and risks associated with exposures: a consensus statement. Environmental Health 201615:19. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0117-0. Link to full study. Open access article. You can also download a PDF or EPUB for free. Alt link on archive.is
  • The Big study list on glyphosate and other chemicals.

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