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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More Monsanto Roundup Problems: Its in Your Urine.

As if my last post wasn't enough we now find Roundup (glyphosate) in the urine of city dwellers.

(See this link for full details - posted October 23, 2012.)

From the link: "Now, results from a German study shows that people who have no direct contact with agriculture have significant concentrations of glyphosate in their urine. It's becoming quite apparent that genetically engineered crops are a source of multiple toxins, in addition to having been found to contain far lower levels of nutrients. So much for saving the world from starvation. "

The study is here (as a Google QuickView).

Glyphosate is sloshed over crops, its in the dirt, on the equipment, etc. etc.

Its not real good for you (from the link at the top):

Glyphosate works by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSP synthase that is necessary for plants to grow, causes birth defects in frogs and chicken embryos at far lower levels than used in agricultural and garden applications.5 The malformations primarily affected the:
  •     Skull
  •     Face
  •     Midline and developing brain
  •     Spinal cord

The journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, the highest MRL for glyphosate in food and feed products in the EU is 20 mg/kg. Genetically engineered soybeans have been found to contain residue levels as high as 17 mg/kg, and malformations in frog and chicken embryos occurred at 2.03 mg/kg6 – that's 10 times lower than the MRL!

Glyphosate also has been linked to a variety of other problems such as destroying necessary pathogens in the soil, causing treated crops to use too much water, and other problems.

Just more reasons I don't consume soybean oil in any form.

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