Monsanto and Birth Defects

Word seems to be spreading about Monsanto and its questionable practices. Just type “human effects Monsanto” into Google, and you’ll come with with thousands and thousands of claims and/or studies regarding the damaging affects of Monsanto products.

THIS article states that “researchers have found that one of Roundup’s inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells,” and that “the research team suspects that Roundup might cause pregnancy problems by interfering with hormone production, possibly leading to abnormal fetal development, low birth weights or miscarriages.” Yeah, yeah. Not conclusive, but it’s not an uncommon claim.

New findings show that Monsanto’s biopesticide, known as “Bt” is killing human kidney cells, even in low doses, and Roundup has the same effect. Roundup ready crops are leading to the downfall of insect populations, as written HERE. “Milkweed, a plant butterflies rely on for habitat and food, is being destroyed by the heavy use of glyphosate-based pesticides and Roundup Ready crops…Another study published in the journal Crop Protection and conducted by Robert G Hartzler, an agronomist at Iowa State, found that milkweed on farms in Iowa declined 90 percent from 1999 to 2009. Additionally, his study found milkweed only on 8 percent of corn and soybean fields surveyed in 2009, which is 51 percent lower than in 1999.”

Right now, Monsanto is being sued by a small group of tobacco farmers in Argentina who claim that Monsanto and Philip Morris knowingly poisoned them and their families by having them use pesticides and other toxic products distributed by Monsanto. These products caused “devastating birth defects” in their children including “epilepsy, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, metabolic disorders, congenital heart defects, Down syndrome, missing fingers and blindness.” Read more about this lawsuit HERE.

It’s scary how much power this company has. “Today, Monsanto controls 93 percent of soybean crops, 86 percent of corn crops, 93 percent of cotton crops, and 93 percent of canola seed crops in the United States alone.” (See HERE.) It’s overwhelming to think about even making a dent in this nightmare. But if you want to make a difference, you can start HERE. Check out the “take action” tab to see what you can do!
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