Monsanto’s Roundup Continuously Shown to Cause Birth Defects

English: A sign warning about pesticide exposure.

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Patrick Gallagher
NaturalSociety

Monsanto has recently been noted as one of the key power players in the welfare  of people across the country, continually extending their influence to the more remote parts of the world as well. Monsanto has also been engineering extensively genetically modified crops for the past several decades, and now finally has a type of soybean crop that can survive sustained pesticide exposure – for maximum insect control of course.

What seems to be a positive situation is actually a mostly dangerous toxic  product; made specifically to deflect the harmful effects of the pesticides and  weed killers on the growing plants, the Roundup Ready crops are recognized as the root cause of disease and discontent spread upon the Argentinean mass growing plains known as the Pampas. There was a time when the Pampas were littered with small farms, but ever since Monsanto hit the scene, the Pampas have been a major GMO growing operation.

The genetically engineered crops’ effect on the population has been simply terrible. The crop itself is not the only problem, the crops are sprayed on a regular basis with gallons of pesticides and weed killers, which has taken the toll on the locals. They consume much of the crops themselves, either by exports or to be consumed themselves – the soybean crop accounts for a very large portion of income, and is also a centerpiece in the Argentine diet. Effects vary, but some people have been known to develop breasts, have a variety of birth defects, and have been known to experience carcinogenic effects as well. The people are also becoming sterile over time. Given the rate of consumption, they will likely be completely sterile within a decade.

The studies have also proven that extended use of non-organic crops and pesticides will continuously affect the body and the core functions of the body, primarily in the reproductive areas. Glyphosate, which is in many Monsanto products and crops, has been found to have a direct correlation to the disruption of the well-being of several key systems of the body – growth hormones are immediately affected, followed by the endocrine systems and the reproductive systems on the long term. Glyphosate has been credited as being the poison that is killing the Argentine population slowly and to no avail.

Thankfully, after receiving anonymous threats, a woman from Argentina has taken action against Monsanto and pesticide spraying – successfully resulting in positive change for her community. She even won an environmental award for her activism.

This isn’t the only occurrence of mass experimentation with GMO crops and pesticides; in fact this is but one crop in one particular location of the world. Glyphosate-based crops and pesticides have been in circulation in many nations for decades. One study conducted by a German university found very high concentrations of Glyphosate in all urine samples tested. Canola, soybeans, corn, and cotton are all a major part of the GMO crops that have been ravaging the health and well-being of the nation, even with the prior knowledge that the GMO crops were shown to be harmful to a large quantity of both people and animals alike.

Fonte: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-roundup-cause-birth-defects/

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Monsanto’s Roundup Continuously Shown to Cause Birth Defects

English: Monsanto pesticide to be sprayed on f...

English: Monsanto pesticide to be sprayed on food crops. Français : Remplissage d’un épandeur (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Patrick Gallagher
NaturalSociety
May 14, 2012

Monsanto has recently been noted as one of the key power players in the welfare of people across the country, continually extending their influence to the more remote parts of the world as well. Monsanto has also been engineering extensively genetically modified crops for the past several decades, and now finally has a type of soybean crop that can survive sustained pesticide exposure – for maximum insect control of course.

What seems to be a positive situation is actually a mostly dangerous toxic product; made specifically to deflect the harmful effects of the pesticides and weed killers on the growing plants, the Roundup Ready crops are recognized as the root cause of disease and discontent spread upon the Argentinean mass growing plains known as the Pampas. There was a time when the Pampas were littered with small farms, but ever since Monsanto hit the scene, the Pampas have been a major GMO growing operation.

The genetically engineered crops’ effect on the population has been simply terrible. The crop itself is not the only problem, the crops are sprayed on a regular basis with gallons of pesticides and weed killers, which has taken the toll on the locals. They consume much of the crops themselves, either by exports or to be consumed themselves – the soybean crop accounts for a very large portion of income, and is also a centerpiece in the Argentine diet. Effects vary, but some people have been known to develop breasts, have a variety of birth defects, and have been known to experience carcinogenic effects as well. The people are also becoming sterile over time. Given the rate of consumption, they will likely be completely sterile within a decade.

The studies have also proven that extended use of non-organic crops and pesticides will continuously affect the body and the core functions of the body, primarily in the reproductive areas. Glyphosate, which is in many Monsanto products and crops, has been found to have a direct correlation to the disruption of the well-being of several key systems of the body – growth hormones are immediately affected, followed by the endocrine systems and the reproductive systems on the long term. Glyphosate has been credited as being the poison that is killing the Argentine population slowly and to no avail.

Thankfully, after receiving anonymous threats, a woman from Argentina has taken action against Monsanto and pesticide spraying – successfully resulting in positive change for her community. She even won an environmental award for her activism.

This isn’t the only occurrence of mass experimentation with GMO crops and pesticides; in fact this is but one crop in one particular location of the world. Glyphosate-based crops and pesticides have been in circulation in many nations for decades. One study conducted by a German university found very high concentrations of Glyphosate in all urine samples tested. Canola, soybeans, corn, and cotton are all a major part of the GMO crops that have been ravaging the health and well-being of the nation, even with the prior knowledge that the GMO crops were shown to be harmful to a large quantity of both people and animals alike.

Fonte: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-roundup-cause-birth-defects/

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Na Argentina, uma condenação histórica contra o agrotóxico: é causa de aborto, câncer e deformações congênitas

 

“(…) o tribunal se baseou em dados inquestionáveis: de 142 crianças moradoras de Ituzaingó que foram examinadas, 114 contêm agroquímicos em seu organismo, e em altas quantidades. Foram constatados ainda 202 casos de câncer provocados pelo glifosato, dos quais 143 foram fatais num lapso curtíssimo de tempo. Houve, em um ano, 272 abortos espontâneos. E dos nascidos, 23 sofrem deformações congênitas. Moram em Ituzaingó pouco mais de cinco mil pessoas, o que dá uma dimensão clara dos males sofridos.” (…)

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Uma sentença determinada por um tribunal de Córdoba, a segunda província e a segunda maior cidade do país, abriu espaço e conquistou atenções: num julgamento considerado histórico, a Justiça cordobesa condenou a três anos de prisão (que serão cumpridos em trabalhos sociais) um latifundiário e o piloto de um avião que fumigou plantações de soja numa região urbana. Dois componentes químicos – endosulfán e glifosato – foram espalhados, em 2004 e 2008, nos inseticidas fumigados pelo piloto Edgardo Pancello nas plantações de soja de Francisco Parra, vizinhas ao bairro de Ituzaingó, em Córdoba.

Foi a primeira vez que a Argentina condena o uso de glifosato, produzido pela multinacional  Monsanto – a mesma que desenvolveu o “agente laranja” utilizado pelos Estados Unidos na guerra do Vietnã e produz sementes transgênicas utilizadas em vários países, o Brasil inclusive.

É o resultado de uma luta de dez anos dos moradores de Ituzaingó e de outras localidades argentinas, que denunciam as conseqüências do uso do glifosato nos agrotóxicos produzidos pela Monsanto e fumigados a torto e a direito país afora. O embriologista argentino Andrés Carrasco, que há anos denuncia os altíssimos riscos de contaminação do agrotóxico Roundup, fabricado pela Monsanto à base de glifosato, já havia antecipado, o que o tribunal de Córdoba agora concluiu: quem usa esse produto comete crime ambiental gravíssimo.

Contra todos os argumentos da Monsanto, o tribunal se baseou em dados inquestionáveis: de 142 crianças moradoras de Ituzaingó que foram examinadas, 114 contêm agroquímicos em seu organismo, e em altas quantidades. Foram constatados ainda 202 casos de câncer provocados pelo glifosato, dos quais 143 foram fatais num lapso curtíssimo de tempo. Houve, em um ano, 272 abortos espontâneos. E dos nascidos, 23 sofrem deformações congênitas. Moram em Ituzaingó pouco mais de cinco mil pessoas, o que dá uma dimensão clara dos males sofridos.

A cada ano que passa cerca de 280 milhões de litros de Roundup – ou seja, de glifosato – são despejados nos campos argentinos. São cerca de 18 milhões de hectares aspergidos ou fumigados nas plantações de soja transgênica, que significam 99% de tudo que o país produz. O mais brutal é que essa soja nasce de sementes geneticamente modificadas, produzidas pela própria Montanto. O glifosato contido no Roundb destrói tudo – menos a semente.

O glifosato continua sendo usado em campo aberto. Mas, na Argentina, já não poderá mais ser aplicado em áreas próximas às zonas urbanas.  Além de abrir jurisprudência no país, a sentença do tribunal cordobês abre um precedente importante para milhares de processos em andamento na América Latina.

No Brasil, o agrotóxico continua sendo um dos motores principais do agronegócio, crescendo percentualmente em seu rendimento mais do que o próprio agronegócio.  Em nosso país, o volume de pesticidas e agrotóxicos utilizados no campo é mais de três vezes superior ao da Argentina.   Somos campeões mundiais no uso de agrotóxicos, com consumo de cinco litros por habitante ao ano.

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