Natural Health News – glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup – used widely in transgenic crops – has been declared a category 2A “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on cancer (IARC)
the Agency, a branch of the World Health Organization,. he reached his conclusion as part of a recent review of the carcinogenic potential five pesticide (the others are the tetrachlorvinphos organophosphates, parathion, malathion and diazinon). the review was conducted by an international panel of 17 experts and published in the journal Lancet Oncology .
as toxic as lead, steroids and liquid drycleaning
glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide worldwide. It is sold to gardeners for domestic use and, above all, about 80% of all GM crops are engineered to be tolerant to it, allowing farmers to spray large quantities of it in these crops to kill the bad herbs. Glyphosate also sprayed on crops genetically modified cereals as not a desiccant (drying) before harvesting. Perhaps not surprisingly, recent surveys of bread in the UK have found that 60% of the bread containing waste, glyphosate is the most frequently detected pesticide .
However, it is the use of the herbicide in GM crops that has helped drive its widespread use on farms around the world.
Being a probable human carcinogen 2A puts glyphosate in the same league as human papillomavirus type 68, inorganic lead compounds, anabolic steroids, who works at a plant oil refining, and the liquid dry tetrachlorethylene cleaning (perchlorethylene, or “perc”).
Monsanto and The Joint Task Force glyphosate, composed of companies that manufacture the toxic herbicide, which currently generates revenues of $ 6 billion years, have issued statements saying they believe the IARC has misunderstood.
Accumulating evidence of health effects
While evidence of environmental damage caused by glyphosate – resistant superweeds ” the destruction of soil organisms, and that threaten the survival of pollinators like bees and butterflies – known for some time, evidence of health effects only just come out, especially in the US, where people have been eating GM for nearly two decades.
traces of glyphosate has been widely found in the urine of European citizens . it also traces of glyphosate have also been found in the maternal milk and urine of American mothers as well as in their drinking water levels in breast milk were disturbingly high -. about 1,600 times higher than allowed in drinking water in Europe. Transmitted to infants through breast milk, or water used to prepare the formula, this could represent an unacceptable risk to the health of infants from Glyphosate is a suspected hormone disruptor . Recent studies suggest that this herbicide is also toxic to sperm .
Studies of animals fed with food and / or glyphosate GM, show worrying trends in terms of impact on health, including damage to vital organs like the liver and kidneys, damage to gut tissues and flora intestinal, immune system disorders, reproductive abnormalities, and of course, tumors .
and is being sneaked into the United Kingdom
News of the new classification was quickly followed by revelations that many UK companies are furtively GMOs in supply food in the UK. Domino Pizza, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose are among those who are starting to sell in silence GM containing foods without making this explicit to its customers.
Evidence US It shows that research shows that Roundup Ready crops contain many times more glyphosate and AMPA toxic degradation products which normal crops . Thus, consumers in the UK who are receiving these products are also more and more of this toxic herbicide.