Most Scientists stop just short of providing causal evidence of Glyphosate’s links to disease and birth defects. But the mounting number of studies that show a link can not be ignored. The Precautionary Principle urges caution. But where there is profit to be made, and influence to be peddled, caution is not always the chosen course of action. The potential impact of the overuse of these herbicides on the health of future generations has yet to be measured.
Below are some of the Research Studies being conducted and published around the world.
Note that many of these studies are being conducted in countries outside the US. With the growing patron status of Big Ag and Chemical companies funding (and thus directing the research at) major agricultural and scientific universities around the US, it is harder and harder to find independent US research, NOT influenced by transnational agricultural and chemical corporations. Chemical corporations are spending huge amounts of money to discredit these studies. One can only ask why it is so important for them to do so. What is so wrong with questioning the corporate funded studies?
RESEARCH STUDIES (partial list – updated regularly)
Glyphosate-based herbicides ae toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines. Gasnier C, Dumont C, Benachour N, Clair E, Chagnon MC, Seralini GE., June, 17, 2009.
Compositional Differences in soybeans on the market: Glyphosate accumulates in Roundup Ready GM soybeans. Bohn T, Cuhra M, Traavik T, Sanden M, Fagan J, Primicerio R. Food Chem. 2014 Jun 15;153:207-15. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.12.054. Epub 2013 Dec 18.
Major pesticides are more toxic to human cells than their declared active principles. Mesnage R, Defarge N, Spiroux de Vendomois J, Seralini GE. Feb. 2014.
Comparative Toxicity of Two Glyphosate-Based Formulations to Eisenia Andrei Under Laboratory Conditions. Piola L, Fuchs J, Oneto ML, Basack S, Kesten E, Casabe N., Jan. 2013.
The early Prognostic factors of glyphosate-surfactant intoxication. Lee CH, Shih CP, Hsu KH, Hung DZ, Lin CC. March 2008.
Glyphosate and its formulations — toxicity occupational and environmental exposure. Kwiatkowska M, Pawel J, Bukowska B. 2013
Glyphosate commercial formulation causes cytotoxicity, oxidative effects, and apoptosis on human cells: differences with its active ingredient. Chaufan G, Coalova I, Rios de Molina Mdel C. 2014.
Detection Of Glyphosate In MalFormed Piglets. Study in Germany (In English) “The detection of such glyphosate concentrations in these malformed piglets could be an allusion to the cause of these congenital anomalies. Further investigations are urgently needed to prove or exclude the role of glyphosate in malformations in piglets and other animals.”
A Long Term Study On Pigs Fed GMO Corn. Conclusion: “Pigs fed a GMO diet exhibited heavier uteri and a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation than pigs fed a comparable non-GMO diet. Given the widespread use of GMO feed for livestock as well as humans this is a cause for concern. The results indicate that it would be prudent for GM crops that are destined for human food and animal feed, including stacked GM crops, to undergo long-term animal feeding studies preferably before commercial planting, particularly for toxicological and reproductive effects. Humans have a similar gastrointestinal tract to pigs, and these GM crops are widely consumed by people, particularly in the USA, so it would be be prudent to determine if the findings of this study are applicable to humans.”
Texas Study On Damage To Soil Nutrients From GMO Farming and Chemical Applications. University of Texas at Austin. December, 2004. Dr. Donald Davis. “The study was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural methods on the nutrient content of foods. The researchers chose garden crops, mostly vegetables, but also melons and strawberries, for which nutritional data were available from both 1950 and 1999 and compared them both individually and as a group.”
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