Harm from Pesticides

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and over a hundred other commercial formulations. It is the cause of great concern as evidence of its harmful effects keep piling up from independent scientific studies in recent years, including endocrine disruption, DNA damage, reproductive and developmental toxicities, neurotoxicity, cancer, and birth defects.

The European Commission approved glyphosate knowing, as Monsanto did, that it causes birth defects, while the public were kept in the dark, the herbicide must now be banned Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

see: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/EU_Regulators_Monsanto_Glyphosate_Toxicity.php

Glyphosate is absorbed through the leaves and spreads throughout the plant, including the roots and seeds.  Glyphosate is systemic; it can’t be washed off because it’s inside the plant.

The Argentina experience is dire - it is called "Argentina's Roundup human tragedy - GM Soy, a death sentence for humans and the environment" shows how 10 years of GM soy and glyphosate have escalated the rates of cancer and birth defects - see: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/argentinasRoundupHumanTragedy.php

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/blog/glyphosate-public-health-vs-profit-in-argentina

In addition glyphosate has now proven to cause yield reduction and crop damages in other crops. See: http://www.gmfreecymru.org.uk/pivotal_papers/glufosinate_drift.html