Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects
Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects
Michelle Schoffro Cook
Jan 22, 2015
Danish farmer Ib Borup Pederson had reared hogs for decades. So he was alarmed when he observed a growing incidence of malformations and birth defects in his newborn piglets. The deformities included: gaps in piglet’s skulls, deformed bones, missing limbs, and a female piglet with testicles.
Realizing that he had switched the feed three years earlier to Monsanto’s genetically-modified seed and because he had never witnessed such high numbers of birth defects in his piglets before, he suspected that the GM-seed or the glyphosate could be to blame. He had the piglets assessed by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig, Germany and Hvidsten, Denmark and by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sadat City University in Egypt (source: Townsend Letter, January 2015).
Glyphosate, a pesticide used in Monsanto’s genetically-modified seed, has also been called the “Darth Vader chemical.” The researchers found glyphosate in the lungs, livers, kidneys, brains, muscles, and gut walls of the piglets. Their findings were published in the journal Environmental and Analytical Toxicology. It was found in the highest concentration in the lungs and hearts of the animals, with lower concentrations in the muscles. The researchers conclude that “further investigations are urgently needed” to determine whether there is a link between the glyphosate concentrations and the birth defects.
In an earlier study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers identified a link between glyphosate pesticides and lymphoma—a type of cancer of the lymph nodes and lymphatic system. The scientists found that glyphosate exposure doubled an individual’s risk of the cancer.
Glyphosate, also known as Roundup, has been linked to other serious health conditions and environmental degradation.
As far back as 2009, France’s highest court found Monsanto guilty of lying about the safety of Roundup, including falsely advertising it as “biodegradable,” “environmentally-friendly,” and even claiming that it “left the soil clean.”
In an interview, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) discussed glyphosate as possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”
Glyphosate has been linked to other diseases, including: breast cancer, kidney failure, and celiac disease. For more information about glyphosate and genetically-modified seeds, check out the excellent book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically-Engineered Foods You’re Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith, a former executive at an independent laboratory testing for genetically-modified organisms in food.
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Stephanie Seneff is a computer science researcher. RoundUp has been off patent for over a decade. RoundUp ready seeds do not have RoundUp in them. There is so much misinformation in this article it is laughable. If you want to argue that Monsanto's business practices are idiotic you will have an audience. If you want to talk anti science nonsense you will have to show some REAL information. Just remember, Whole Foods' revenue is nearly identical to Monsanto. They sell "organic" produce which uses MORE pesticides by volume than conventional farming.
So I'm guessing you wouldn't mind if your child was constantly exposed to this product?
Weird. There are supposed citations to "Dr." Mercolas nonsense yet they won't show up.
Here's a tip. Want scientific debate Mercola, NaturalNews, Greenmedinfo are NOT credible sites.
Don't forget your measles vaccine.
How about this article?
The French team, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini, a University of Caen molecular biologist, said its results highlight the need for health agencies to reconsider the safety of Roundup.
The Seralini study was PULLED because of poor methodology.
Stop using facts! It ruins the preconceived opinions that people espouse.
From your first link
"Chronic Effects of Glyphosate versus Formulations: Throughout this study glyphosate itself showed no chronic effects on developing tadpoles. The tadpoles reared in the formulations Roundup Original® and Transorb® did show significant physical abnormalities. Abnormalities were also found upon exposure to the surfactant POEA. For all endpoints POEA showed practically identical results to the Roundup Original® formulation whereas the same cannot be said for the Transorb® formulation.. The surfactant used in the Transorb formulation is not known (being protected as “Trade Secret”), but has been described as a “surfactant blend”. This “surfactant blend” may be responsible for inhibition of metamorphosis, as well as the skewed sex ratio towards female seen in the present study."
First. No human is being reared in a RoundUp formulation. Second it is quite possible the surfactant used is just a "toxic". Guess what organic farmers use when they spray their pesticides (oh and they do.. a lot too). Surfactants.
Thank you for using the "REAL TRUTH" in your argument with the "KIA" (Know It all) of this forum. After nearly 5,000 posts on this page in less than 2 years make her an expert at cutting and pasting all of her propaganda and really nothing else.
Coming from a lifetime Almond and Pomegranate farmer from central California and 1971 Graduate of Cal Poly SLO, your arguments regarding sustainable farming, GMOs, chemicals and vaccines are right on.
I defy anyone to prove that we as the dominate species on this planet can provide nearly 7 billion humans and unnumbered animals with food and or health products using what most Sustainable idealist say they can.
I never said I was an expert nor according to your attempted insult, a know it all.
Thanks, tho! Appreciate it.
I post things that people may have an interest in.
If you don't like it, don't read it and why do you care how much or how little I post?
Everything, including pesticides, that goes onto plants, soil, etc., especially in our islands, ends up eventually in our water tables and our oceans, here and worldwide.
You can see for yourselves our surrounding waters after heavy rains brown with run-off from the land and the following advisories from DPNR relating to water quality and advising people to stay out of the water. Actually, it doesn't even have to be a heavy rain event for the advisory to be posted.
Why use any harmful pesticide when there are natural alternatives?
We, as the dominant species, are pretty much screwing up the planet.
Glad you're proud of that.