RoundUp (glyphosate) Causes Cancer, says World Health Organization

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Monsanto receives billions each year from the sale of their soybeans, corn, and other seeds that have been designed to withstand its own herbicide spray. Monsanto is asking for a meeting with the WHO to discuss their findings.  This St. Louis based company insists that the statement from the WHO contradicts what they call “decades of scientific review” that have called RoundUp safe. Monsanto spokespersons blast the IARC for “cherry picking” their data and accused them of having an agenda and called them “biased.”

Several consumer groups stated in a conference call with reporters that they were very hopeful that the IARC study would force the EPA to take action, or at least take a closer look at the safety of RoundUp. They also said that they hoped this study would encourage the White House to create a nationwide labeling law that would allow consumers to know whether or not the foods they were buying contained GMO ingredients.

It’s interesting to note that Monsanto, in response, did not decide to make their product safer. They did not, apparently, even consider ways to refute the claim, state that they would review this report, or that they might even consider re-formulating the product. Monsanto simply stomped their feet and demanded that these statements, backed by scientific data, be retracted.

 

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Dave Schubert, from the cellular neurobiology laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California states “There are a number of independent, published manuscripts that clearly indicate that glyphosate can promote cancer and tumor growth and it should be banned.”

With the already existing overabundance of evidence from previously published research papers, on top of this recently released study, it becomes very clear that RoundUp is dangerous. There are hundreds of other means of fighting weeds besides resorting to a cancer causing, kidney killing herbicide such as RoundUp.

References:

Mdpi.com

Iarc.fr

Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Thelancet.com

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