The World Health Organization is right when it announced recently that Roundup weedkiller – also known as “glyphosate” – probably causes cancer.
In response, Monsanto has been whining that the WHO is wrong.
But Reuters notes:
“There are a number of independent, published manuscripts that clearly indicate that glyphosate … can promote cancer and tumor growth,” said Dave Schubert, head of the cellular neurobiology laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. “It should be banned.”
The Salk Institute is one of the world’s top neuroscience facilities:
In 2004, the Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Salk as the world’s top biomedicine research institute, and in 2009 it was ranked number one globally by ScienceWatch in the neuroscience and behavior areas.
Indeed, Roundup has been linked with numerous diseases, including autism, dementia, thyroid and bladder cancer, kidney failure, bowel and intestinal disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.
And crops are drenched in Roundup right before harvest … meaning that we get alot of it in our food.
And EPA uses Monsanto’s own biased research – largely based on outdated studies from the 197os – to pretend that Roundup is safe. (Monsanto studies from the 1970s and 1980s – shared with the EPA at the time – allegedly showed that Roundup was toxic.)
We should instead ban the poison …