United Nations Review Claims Monsanto’s Glyphosate Not Carcinogenic

Monsanto skull - crimes against humanityBy Derrick Broze

In the ongoing battle over whether or not Monsanto’s pesticides are a cancer risk to humans, the United Nations has found that glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, is not a cancer risk to humans.

Experts with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have released a statement claiming that glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans” exposed to it through food. The World Health Organization (WHO) co-signed the statement with the FAO. The organizations also found that glyphosate is not likely to be genotoxic, destructive to cell’s genetic material, in humans. The groups met last week and published their conclusions on Monday.

“In view of the absence of carcinogenic potential in rodents at human-relevant doses and the absence of genotoxicity by the oral route in mammals, and considering the epidemiological evidence from occupational exposures, the meeting concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet,” the committee wrote.

Interestingly enough, in March 2015 the WHO’s own International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a report which seems to contradict the new findings. The IARC found that glyphosate “probably” contributes to non-Hodgkin lymphoma in humans and classified it as a ‘Group 2A’ carcinogen. Aaron Blair, a scientist emeritus at the National Cancer Institute and lead author of the study, told Reuters, “There was sufficient evidence in animals, limited evidence in humans and strong supporting evidence showing DNA mutations and damaged chromosomes.”

The IARC report was published in The Lancet Oncology detailing evaluations of organophosphate pesticides and herbicides. The report concluded that there was “limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.” The evidence for this conclusion was pulled from studies of exposure to the chemical in the US, Canada and Sweden published since 2001.

The researchers found “convincing evidence that glyphosate can also cause cancer in laboratory animals.” The report points out that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) had originally classified glyphosate as possibly carcinogenic to humans in 1985. The IARC Working Group evaluated the original EPA findings and more recent reports before concluding “there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals.”

Glyphosate is not only the most widely-used herbicide, it is a key ingredient in biotech giant Monsanto’s popular Roundup products. Glyphosate is only one of Monsanto’s products that have been recently connected to cancer, however. In June 2015 the IARC also found that the weed killer 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D, “possibly” causes cancer in humans.

Shortly after the IARC review, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), an independent agency funded by the European Union, shot back with their own study, claiming that glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans.”

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If you are keeping score, that’s the FAO, WHO, EFSA, and UN stating that glyphosate does not pose a risk of cancer to humans, and the WHO’s IARC stating that it could be linked to cancer.

However, in the new statement the FAO and WHO deny that the conclusions reached by the IARC are contradictory to their findings. According the WHO, the assessments are “different, yet complementary.”

“IARC reviews published studies to identify potential cancer hazards,” the WHO said. “It does not estimate the level of risk to the population associated with exposure to the hazard.” The FAO/WHO statements says the committee looked at studies to “assess the health risk to consumers from dietary exposure to pesticide residues in food.”

Despite the findings by the WHO and FAO, glyphosate has been linked to other health problems. In 2014 Anti-Media reported on a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health which claims to have found a link between glyphosate and the fatal Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown origin (CKDu), which largely affects rice farmers in Sri Lanka and other nations. In response Sri Lanka has banned glyphosate and Brazil is considering doing the same.

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Special Projects S.M. Chandrasena stated that President Mahinda Rajapaksa issued a directive to ban glyphosate sales in the country.

An investigation carried out by medical specialists and scientists have revealed that kidney disease was mainly caused by glyphosate. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the immediate removal of glyphosate from the local market soon after he was told of the contents of the report.

With the USDA’s 2014 decision to approve a new batch of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds designed to be resistant to glyphosate, we should expect to see an increase in herbicide use overall, and with it, possibly disastrous health effects. In fact, the approval by the USDA now partners DOW Chemical and Monsanto together, a move which will only further entrench the control that corporate entities have over governments. As the corporate and state power become one machine it will be harder for free minds to trust the establishment’s science and rhetoric.

We must remain vigilant, think critically, and question everything. If we learn anything from the battle over pesticide science and safety it should be a reminder not to be dependent on the factory farming-industrial complex and mainstream systems of food production. If we choose to grow our own food, support backyard, front yard, and community gardens we can reduce the need for harmful pesticides and increase our independence.

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Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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24 Comments on "United Nations Review Claims Monsanto’s Glyphosate Not Carcinogenic"

  1. Jolly Roger | May 17, 2016 at 7:35 pm | Reply

    From the same lying sacks of dung that brought us “global warming”, we now have the miraculous news that “round-up is safe to drink.” One scientific fraud after another. Will the wonders never cease?

    • Texas Arcane | May 18, 2016 at 4:00 am | Reply

      It would be so hilarious if somebody dumped a barrel of roundup into the rooftop reservoir at the United Nations.

  2. We may have to just hang the elite once and for all. To preserve life.

    • Texas Arcane | May 18, 2016 at 4:00 am | Reply

      Can you buy piano wire in a bulk group purchase? It is reusable. Ammo is running way too high nowadays unless you find somebody who can insert the bullets manually.

  3. What shocker. As usual the case is closed with no public debate of the facts. What a f%cked up world we live in.

    • Texas Arcane | May 18, 2016 at 3:58 am | Reply

      … but there’s also a downside. Keep thinking positive like this. Or else you will end up like me.

  4. Natural orange juice is NOT good for you !
    Being fat, is not dangerous.
    Eating fructose/glucose/dextrose… is OK.
    Drinking fluorides in water – no problem.
    Pesticides can be eaten.
    Satanic music is pleasant.
    Insulting cartoons are artistic expressions.
    Idiotic films that show murderers, violence in positive light have to be projected as much as possible
    Alkohol will make you happy
    Drugs relaxe
    Medication, psychoptrops heal
    Vaccins save lives
    Media bring you truth
    Supporting Albanian /Bosnian Muslims in the Balkans is right so that they may burn Serbian churches.
    You live in liberty
    Sovereignty is not good for you
    Diplomatic immunity can not be given to all

    War is freedom
    1984

    • Texas Arcane | May 18, 2016 at 3:58 am | Reply

      I knew televitz was right! I don’t know why I ever doubted her, that glass sage of static wisdom!

  5. desertspeaks | May 18, 2016 at 12:21 am | Reply

    bs, those making this claim on behalf of the UN have made large deposits into some offshore accounts! aka BRIBES!

  6. Arlene Lane | May 18, 2016 at 3:06 am | Reply

    I believe that the rest of the world has already reached the conclusion the EU, NATO and the UNITED NATIONS are all creations of the UNITED STATES, and therefore becomes the means through which they can inflict death and destruction and trade sanctions, and also poison by using BIO HAZARD MATERIALS of GMO’s NAMELY MONSANTO, what the rest of EUROPE needs to do is what RUSSIA and HUNGARY have done, and that is to strip all the GMO toxic poisons from their land and start with fresh reliable seeding, and ban all GMO products, because it is murder by the USA WITH INTENT UPON the rest of the world, all of us should remember what MONSANTO DID TO VIETNAM with AGENT ORANGE and AGENT HADES, that poisoned the land where women today are having babies so badly deformed that they look like crocodile’s and octopus. THE USA CANNOT AND WILL NOT LEAVE THE WORLD IN PEACE.

    • GrandmaAmerica | May 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm | Reply

      Ten years ago I would have laughed in your face. But now its as clear as day. Thats if we could get any sun thru those chemtrail clouds. My country has harmed our country and others. And I am so ashamed. You are right Arlene.

  7. United Nazis; ’nuff said.

  8. legal eagle | May 18, 2016 at 6:51 am | Reply

    The UN anything department is nothing more than an extension of the corporate entities that control it’s funding, and is therefore unreliable as a source of credible information.

  9. They should all be forced to eat the gmo scat at their round (square) tables.
    More puppets for the silent shadow killers.

  10. Edward Huguenin | May 18, 2016 at 7:22 am | Reply

    And you think we believe you?

  11. Pat_Donnelly | May 18, 2016 at 11:17 am | Reply

    Monsanto Delenda Est!

    Monsanto competitors make more $$ from this weedkiller than Monsanto, as the patents have expired.

    If scientists want to help, they should make a red or purple chlorophyll, to intercept more solar energy! Use retinal or rhodopsin? We now live with a yellow-green sun and a blue sky. The least amount of solar radiation is taken up by green chlorophyll. Once plants grow quickly, weeds can be enjoyed too? Meat will only be eaten by Vultures and Crows?

    The Corporations are corrupting the UN….

    Whatever Monsanto has to replace Glphosate will be much worse!

  12. It does NOT matter what the UN decides.

    Here in America we are under the US Constitution, not a foreign entity, foreign government, etc; and those that support it and try to enforce it are just openly declaring their Treason and willingness to use *Terrorism against the American people.

    President Andrew Johnson: “Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.”

    So what does the US Constitution have to do with this?

    “What is a constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental laws are established.” Van Horne v. Dorrance, 2 Dall. 304.

    “Constitutional provisions and amendments to the Constitution relate to the fundamental law and certain fixed principles upon which governments are founded. Constitutions are commonly called the organic law of a State.” State ex rel. Halliburton v. Roach, 230 Mo. 408, 130 S. W. 689.

    “A constitution is designated as a supreme enactment, a fundamental act of legislation by the people of the state. A constitution is legislation direct from the people acting in their sovereign capacity, while a statute is legislation from their representatives, subject to limitations prescribed by the superior authority.”
    Ellingham v. Dye, 231 U. S. 250.

    “The basic purpose of a written constitution has a two-fold aspect, first securing [not granting] to the people of certain unchangeable rights and remedies, and second, the curtailment of unrestricted governmental activity within certain defined spheres.” Du Pont v. Du Pont, 85 A 724.

    “The constitution of a state is stable and permanent, not to be worked upon the temper of the times, not to rise and fall with the tide of events. Notwithstanding the competition of opposing interests, and the violence of contending parties, it remains firm and immoveable, as a mountain amidst the strife and storms, or a rock in the ocean amidst the raging of the waves.” Vanhorne v. Dorrance, supra.

    Cooley, The General Principles of Constitutional Law, 3rd. ed. (1898), pp. 386-387. (Little & Brown Co.).: “In the construction of these instruments the following rules are actually observed:
    1. The practical construction must be uniform. A constitution does not mean one thing at one time and another at some subsequent time.
    2. The object of construction is to give effect to the intent of the people in establishing the Constitution; it is the intent of the law giver that is to be enforced. But the intent is to be found in the instrument itself. . .”

    *28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    • GrandmaAmerica | May 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm | Reply

      Not anymore Cal, not any more. Obama and Congress flushed our constitution down the toilet. Question is, can we do anything about it?

      • Actually they did exactly what one would expect of a government with no oversight by its “bosses”.

        “Question is, can we do anything about it?”

        Yes, there is a lot we can do about it.

        First thing is to read the US Constitution, a short document so that YOU will understand what duties they actually have delegated to them, and which branch is authorized to use what “powers” as a tool of the position they occupy. What the contract that those that serve within our governments are under actually allows them to do, requires them to do, and forbids them to do

        In it you will also find YOUR duties assigned to you and to every single American as our part of our government. then you will understand the important piece that is missing and why we are where we are. Not a difficult thing, but your country NEEDS you, and all who have not, to do just that thing. There are good reasons why they took the teaching of it out of schools, why they discourage the reading of it, why they call our Constitutional Republic a “Democracy”.

        Then you need to read your state Constitution, most likely quite a bit longer document, so that you will understand what those who serve within your immediate government – those assigned with the duties inside our country, inside your state, are allowed to do, are required to do, and what is forbidden to them, but is YOUR duty to do.

        If you can, it would also be nice to start understanding your local government – counties, cities, etc so that you can also understand IF they have overstepped their boundaries placed upon them.

        that is why all of this is in writing, so that WE know what those that serve in the different, and in the different levels of our government are allowed to do, what they are required to do, and what they are forbidden to do.

        Can you name at least three “powers”, duties retained by the people, so forbidden to those that serve within our governments at any level?

        That knowledge is a huge start on gaining our country back, Is it to much to ask that you read a bit?

        • GrandmaAmerica | May 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Reply

          Honey, I have been reading a lot longer than you have lived on this earth. So don’t get cocky with me.

  13. Sigh, the benevolent U.N. The Bolshevik – run swine violated their own protocol when they “rescued” Haiti with cholera carrying blue hats, killed thousands then, when called to task, whined they have “immunity”.

  14. I wonder how many billion that cost in bribes?

  15. GrandmaAmerica | May 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Reply

    The UN, the government run by and for the NWO.

  16. I heart these comments.
    I got one – put that crap (glysophate) in a vaccines and force vax all of the UN – couldn’t make them any more cowardly or stupid.

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