Monday, January 30, 2012

Take A Deep Breath of ROUNDUP?!?

As recently as 2004, glyphosate was revealed to exhibit
endocrine-disruptive and embryotoxic effects, 
indicating that it may contribute to birth defects 
and abnormal fetal development. 

The herbicide Roundup, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate, was found in 41 percent of 140 groundwater samples in a study conducted in Catalonia Spain.  The levels of glyphosate were beyond measurement (Annals of Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2011 Nov 20. Epub 2011 Nov 20. PMID: 22101424). So, despite the claims of the manufacturer Monsanto, Roundup does not degrade in the environment, but rather accumulates there.
. . . glyphosate is considered by the EPA as a Class III toxic substance, fatal to an adult at 30 grams, and has been linked to over 20 adverse health effects in the peer-reviewed, biomedical literature (Are You Eating, Drinking & Breathing Monsanto's New Agent Orange?
When will we learn? When a large manufacturer assures EPA that their substance is safe, the statement should be tested and not accepted as truth.

 Is the Very Air Poisoned?

Another study, conducted in March 2011, measured ambient levels of glyphosate and its major byproduct, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), in 60-100 percent of all air and rain samples tested, indicating that glyphosate pollution and exposure is now omnipresent in the US (

Should we be worried?  This is not Monsanto's first foray into the field of fire for its products. Monsanto admitted to manufacturing of Agent Orange from 1965 to 1969.

 GMOs are Everywhere, so Herbicides are Too

Agent Orange is a powerful herbicide and defoliant that partially breaks down into dioxin, a toxin that caused serious health problems for American soldiers who fought in Vietnam. These health problems include cancer and genetic damage causing birth defects in offspring. My husband, a medic in Vietnam, was exposed to Agent Orange.  He has an enlarged heart, elevated liver enzymes and diabetes.  He is 100 percent disabled due to these health problems.
Agent Orange was a 50-50 mix of two common herbicides, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, which had been used domestically since the late 1940s without incident . . .  Since the Vietnam War, both scientific and public concern has arisen over the dioxin compound 2,3,7,8-TCDD, a byproduct of the manufacturing process used to produce 2,4,5-T . . . (Agent Orange: Background on Monsanto's Involvement
What to do?  Monsanto is the leading purveyor of genetically modified organism in corn and soy products. The GMOs are immune to Roundup, so it is used without caution on modified food crops.

We breathe, eat and drink Roundup. If we sit on the ground, we are enveloped by Roundup. If we stand in the rain, we are soaked with Roundup.  Roundup is in the ecosystem, a closed system that supports our life. We will continue to see developmental problems in our young, miscarriages in healthy women, birth defects in our infants and . . . DEATH.

 Stop Monsanto


BlakeTrent said...

Oh wow I knew we had chemicals, pollutants and toxins in our air but I didn't realize it was still this bad. I thought the government had already done a lot to clean up our air and food, but it seems the FDA and EPA still have a lot of work to do so that consumers have healthy foods to eat. An issue aligning similarly to that is cell phone radiation. The WHO recently classified it as potentially harmful to humans and advised consumers to take steps to reduce exposure. Cell phone companies have really kept consumers in an unknown space. This would be a great topic for a post on your blog! Check my blog out for more information:

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