Well I have been saying it for years, Monsanto can not be trusted, their food and crop is poisoning people, maybe billions of people, depends on how many people use their GM crop and the associated weedkiller, which they (Monsanto) insist on people using with their crop. I asked various Cancer and related organisations with regards to the rise in cancer and apparently there was no link, but this was a few years ago, but the WHO is now saying different. It is about time this poison was pulled from our shops and treated like any other poison, send it back to Monsanto, and then let them get rid of it.
I said it here, and I will say it again now GM is not fit for purpose, not fit to eat, not unless you want to die a slow and painful death due to cancer. Is it a Theory when it is fact? And can it still be classed as a Conspiracy? No and no, it is no longer a Conspiracy Theory when there is now proof.
But saying this Monsanto have said that it is safe to use, that there is science, results which back up the “Fact” that it is safe to use. And yet there is now Science which proves otherwise, and their scientists are not going to turn round and say that it is not fit for purpose, not with their jobs on the line. No gentle reader, Monsanto will have spin and doctored Science to prove that Roundup is safe to use, but 40 years is too late, and over that 40 years an increase in cancer and other diseases and obesity and an increase in GM and Roundup use. Is it any wonder that the EU, for the most part, do not want it here.
Further to this it can (the inert ingredients, which are hidden from the public) cause birth defects as reported here https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/weed-whacking-herbicide-p/ and studies in France, Sweden and investigation in Argentina have all concluded that the inert can and does increase the toxicity of the main Round-UP ingredients, including birth defects, increase risk of cancer and major problems with the Umbilical cord cells which as you may logically guess will cause major problems with getting pregnant. Yes better than the morning after pill just use Round-Up, and a all of the cells in the cord will die. As to what other future problems that will cause to the Woman I know not, as yet, but to be honest here, if it is in your system, then you will have a major problem getting pregnant and giving birth to a healthy baby. But I guess that this is one way to cut down the population, especially if so many women who are poor, in poor countries are ingesting the glyphosate along with the inert ingredients due to it being in the food and in the very air they breath and water they drink.
Until now, most health studies have focused on the safety of glyphosate, rather than the mixture of ingredients found in Roundup. But in the new study, scientists found that Roundup’s inert ingredients amplified the toxic effect on human cells—even at concentrations much more diluted than those used on farms and lawns.
One specific inert ingredient, polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA, was more deadly to human embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells than the herbicide itself – a finding the researchers call “astonishing.”
Even Japan has linked the “inert” POEA to poisonings in the ’80’s rather than glyphosate, but it is just that the POEA will increase ant risk, effect, and damage of the main ingredient.
“This clearly confirms that the [inert ingredients] in Roundup formulations are not inert,” wrote the study authors from France’s University of Caen. “Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death [at the] residual levels” found on Roundup-treated crops, such as soybeans, alfalfa and corn, or lawns and gardens.
The research team suspects that Roundup might cause pregnancy problems by interfering with hormone production, possibly leading to abnormal fetal development, low birth weights or miscarriages.
Monsanto, Roundup’s manufacturer, contends that the methods used in the study don’t reflect realistic conditions and that their product, which has been sold since the 1970s, is safe when used as directed. Hundreds of studies over the past 35 years have addressed the safety of glyphosate.
But Monsanto have said
Based on what has been a political debate in Europe, we have already been preparing for a gradual transition away from tallowamine to other types of surfactants for commercial reasons. In this context, such an intention by France would not come as a surprise.
Importantly, tallowamine-based products do not pose an imminent risk for human health when used according to instructions. In a 2009 review of toxicological data on tallowamine, the U.S. EPA found no evidence that tallowamines are neurotoxic, mutagenic or clastogenic.
In the coming weeks, we look forward to more fully understanding the agency’s concerns and intentions and providing scientific information. Meanwhile, we will accelerate the transition of our formulations that has already been underway and comply with the agency’s final decision. We are confident that we have a diverse product portfolio that will continue to meet the needs of all of our customers in France. As a result, the commercial impact of such a decision would be minimal.
Which now begs the question “If Round-UP was safe for the last 40 years why are you now changing it?”