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Thu May 23, 2013, 12:41 PM

How Monsanto could be poisoning your Microbiome

Just how much of Monsanto's RoundUp is it safe to ingest? According to Monsanto and now the US Government, more! But it's looking more and more like it's far more toxic than we're being told.

From the article:

First the bad news: The “safest” herbicide in the history of science may be harming us in ways we’re just beginning to understand. And now for the really bad news: Because too much is never enough, the Environmental Protection Agency just raised the allowable limits for how much of that chemical can remain on the food we eat, and the crops we feed to animals – many of which end up on our plates as well. If you haven’t guessed its identity yet, it’s Monsanto’s RoundUp, a powerful weed killer.

Here’s the thing: As farmers adopted Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds in droves — the majority of corn, soy and cotton grown worldwide include the company’s RoundupReady trait — there has been an explosion in the use of the pesticide for which the trait is designed: You guessed it, RoundUp.

In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that over 200 million pounds of the stuff are spread on fields and farms every year. That’s almost triple the amount used in 2001. (These numbers, by the way, are all estimates, since the USDA doesn’t precisely track glyphosate use because MONSANTO!)


Read the entire article here:
http://grist.org/food/gut-punch-monsanto-could-be-destroying-your-microbiome/

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Thu May 23, 2013, 12:57 PM

1. This article will now be quoted by DUers as more scientific evidence that Roundup is toxic to humans

 

Of course, it is not.

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