A German university study found significant concentrations of glyphosate in the urine samples of city dwellers. All had concentrations of glyphosate at 5 to 20-fold the limit for drinking water. News of this study came not long after the publication of a study confirming glyphosate was contaminating groundwater. Last year also saw the publication of two US Geological Survey studies which consistently found glyphosate in streams, rain and even air in agricultural areas of the US. Glyphosate has also been found circulating in women’s blood and can even cross the placental barrier and so reach the developing fetus.
Dr. Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, Purdue University
What we have in our fields, our farms, and our homes is not natural! …
Over three decades ago we started the shift to a monochemical
Glyphosate is a strong organic phosphate chelator that immobilizes positively charged minerals such as manganese, cobalt, iron, zinc, copper, etc. that are essential for normal physiological functions in soils, plants and animals. It is this ability to shut down physiological functions and predispose plants to killer diseases that make it such an effective broad-spectrum weed killer. Glyphosate is also a very powerful selective antibiotic that kills beneficial, but not pathogenic, microorganisms in the soil and intestine at very low residual levels in food. Residue levels permitted in food are 40 to 800 times the antibiotic threshold and concentrations shown in clinical studies to damage mammalian tissues….
Genetic engineering is more like a virus infection than a normal breeding process and results in a multitude of mutations and epigenetic effects as genetic integrity in the plant is disrupted. These ‘foreign’ bacterial genes are highly promiscuous and easily transferred by wind or insects to other plants; to soil microorganisms during plant residue decomposition, or to intestinal microflora during food digestion where they continue to direct the production of toxins and allergenic proteins. Epigenetic effects are manifest in GMO plants as a yield drag, poor nutrient efficiency, increased disease, and reduced stress tolerance.
Abandonment of the “Scientific Precautionary Principle” that had provided a level of protection in the past, means that we feed and eat at our own risk – as the genetic engineering companies stipulate emphatically on their technology agreement. Scientific studies and clinical responses show that the assumptions of benign effects and rapid degradation of glyphosate, allergenic proteins, and toxins are invalid. Consequently, we are witnessing the development of super weeds; super pathogens; the loss of natural biological controls of plant, animal, and human pathogens; and degradation of our soils and beneficial microorganisms that are required to produce an abundance of nutrient-dense, safe feed and food. The consequences are observed as lower yields, poor nutritional quality, increased disease, and rampant infertility and birth defects. http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14164-glyphosate-and-gmos-impact-on-crops-soils-animals-and-man-dr-don-huber
Despite Irrefutable Evidence of TOXICITY and DEATH, Monsanto’s EPA Friends RAISE Allowable Glyphosate (Monsanto Roundup) Levels
By Daisy Luther
June 19, 2013
The EPA’s change of heart means that the the allowed glyphosate level in animal feed will rise to 100 parts per million (ppm) and 40 ppm in oilseed crops. Thankfully, there’s no need for us to worry because they’ve assured us that the new allowable levels are only “minimally toxic” to humans.
The EPA is the agency that is charged with protecting the air we breathe, the soil in which we grow our food and the water that we drink. Unfortunately the only responsibility they seem to take seriously is their commitment to furthering the agendas of big business. This decision to allow more Roundup to drench the food supply comes immediately after two major, peer reviewed studies have proven that glyphosate is deadly. http://www.dailyunconstitutional.com/despite-irrefutable-evidence-of-toxicity-and-death-monsantos-epa-friends-raise-allowable-glyphosate-levels-2975/