Thursday, March 15, 2012

Monsanto’s Roundup is Killing Human Kidney Cells

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Monsanto’s ‘biopesticide’ known as Bt is not only developing mutated insects and requiring excessive pesticide use, but new findings show that it is also killing human kidney cells — even in low doses.

Amazingly, Monsanto’s superweed-breeding Roundup also has the same effect. Scientists have demonstrated in new research that the Bt pesticide, in addition to Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, exhibit direct toxicity to human cells. The findings add to the long list of hazardous effects presented by Monsanto’s genetically modified creations.

These dangerous Bt crops currently engulf 39% of globally cultivated GMO crops, and Monsanto does not seem to be slowing down on their campaign to expand usage. Led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, a French scientist from the University of Caen, Séralini and his team are no strangers to the toxic effects of both Bt and glyphosate — the main component used in Roundup. Previously, Séralini and a group of other scientists found that Roundup is linked to infertility, killing testicular cells in rats. The report stated that within 1 to 48 hours of exposure, testicular cells of the mature rats were either damaged or killed.

At only 100 parts per million (ppm), Monsanto’s biopesticide lead to cell death. Furthermore, they found that Roundup at 57.2ppm  killed half of the cell population – 200 times below agricultural use.

This is concerning as researchers have previously detected Roundup in 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain that were actually above the limit of quantification. Even in very small doses, the research indicates that Roundup appears to be assaulting your biology.

It has also been divulged that Roundup is damaging life outside of humans, decreasing the population of monarch butterflies by killing the very plants that the butterflies rely on for habitat and food.

2011 study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity found that increasing usage of genetically modified Roundup Ready corn and soybeans is significantly contributing to the decline in monarch butterfly populations within North America due to the destruction of milkweed.

The evidence that Monsanto’s biopesticide and Roundup alike are disrupting both nature and human safety is clear, yet little is being done about it. Even the EPA is being bombarded with calls to action, with 22 academic corn experts now warning the EPA that GMO crops are devastating the future of agricultural production. When will corporate giant Monsanto be held accountable for the devastation of their creations?

Explore More:
  1. Monsanto’s Roundup Shown to be Ravaging Butterfly Population
  2. Monsanto’s Best-Selling Herbicide Roundup Linked to Infertility
  3. Monsanto’s Infertility-Linked Roundup Found in All Urine Samples Tested
  4. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Leading to Mental Illness, Obesity
  5. Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Roundup Herbicide Contaminating Water Supply
  6. USDA: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Damages Soil
This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.


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Anonymous said...

Yep. Roundup, from those wonderful people who brought you Agent Orange. Have to admit, it's in their field of expertise.

Anonymous said...

These people are poisoning us all with the government right in bed with them - simply amazing.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry. Notice the increase in damaging storms, snowfall, floods? How about the much warmer than usual winter and the early spring?
How about the rising sea levels?
Add in the GMO crisis and it won't be long before death by monsanto will be the least of our worries. All things work together. And nothing is looking too great right now.

Anonymous said...

The kidneys now? it's like it just spreads throughout your body from the groin up or something. I still don't see how they get away from justice with these crimes and no one goes to jail. Soft kill is just as bad as some psycho who wants to kill dozens for fun. It's the same concept and mind set just set in the future

Anonymous said...

I think its time to round up Monsanto

steadcore said...

They will hide in their bunkers for years until their minions clean up the mess if there is anything left to clean up. Personally, I know my Karma is good. They can cast my dead carcass into the Sea with Binladdens for all I care. I'm not scared of death but you can bet they are. Thier own science is thier demise and they are clammering over each other trying to beat death through science. I would like to see what kind of mutants these morons evolve into through thier lab rat mentality.

canobs said...

Roundup ready also destroy the soil so that only Monsanto treated seeds can grow on it after and nothing else, lot of land destroyed this way in Argentina, same company is in both food production and pharmaceuticals, very dangerous, can create a new illness in food to sell the medicine after as already did.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of your comments and support. I understand that there is an Occupy Monsanto movement.

Anonymous said...

Is it against the law to defend yourself if someone or any group is trying to murder you?

Anonymous said...

I would preciate if you can give the source where you got this information please.


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