While most people seem to know about how Round Up affects plants and other agricultural impact, often they are not so aware of how it affects people, and of course wild life.
Here is a new report linking the chemical to birth defects.
UPDATE: 31 August 2010:
"ROUNDUP READY POISONS CROPS & SOIL"
85% of all GM crops are genetically modified to tolerate Monsanto's "Roundup Ready (RR) herbicide. Promoted as being safe, it is now the world's most widely used herbicide.
2 senior US plant scientists now warn that RR poses a major threat to US food production:
Roundup Ready (RR) renders soil infertile.
It strips minerals & beneficial metals from plants, making them more prone to disease & less nutritious.
It promotes the growth of 4 soil fungi: Fusarium, Phythium, Rhizoctonia & Phytophthora, which can cause plant death.
It is toxic to good soil bacteria like rhiozbia, which fixes nitrogen.
It increases toxins in plants - a serious health risk for animals & humans. The toxins in straw from RR- exposed crops can be high enough to make cattle & pigs infertile.
Roundup also threatens all natural non-GM crops exposed to RR on the wind, or grown on soils sprayed with RR in previous years.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho. Institute of Science in Society 19.5.10
"Green HealthWatch" mag from www.greenhealthwatch.com
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Sep 23, 2009
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Dec 27, 2009
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Dec 01, 2007
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May 29, 2007
Just like his Monsanto buddies that urge you to use RoundUp. All that does is increase your risk of cancer and give you bigger weeds to kill with more and more RoundUp. I'm packing some big guns here and you don't cross my corner. ...