by Sarah Landers, Natural News:
You’ve probably heard of Monsanto – the largest producer of genetically engineered (GE) seeds in the world, accounting for over 90% of the seeds planted globally.
The U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology company is also the leading producer of Roundup – a controversial herbicide that contains glyphosate.
Monsanto creates GE seeds that are resistant to herbicides – in particular, Roundup – meanwhile Roundup kills everything except the GE crops that can withstand it. When these GE crops are harvested, they contain extremely high levels of glyphosate, which the WHO recently admitted is a “probable” carcinogen.
Monsanto has developed chemical products for many years, some of which have eventually become controversial or been banned – such as DDT, Agent Orange, bovine growth hormone and PCBs.
So what’s the problem?
As the leading producer of GE seeds and glyphosate-based herbicide, Monsanto has a lot to answer for in terms of producing extremely dangerous products. Glyphosate is toxic to both humans and the environment, infiltrating the landscape and water systems and building up over time in the bodies of animals and humans alike.
Monsanto claims that glyphosate is safe to use, but independent scientists disagree, and several studies have indicated that several health issues are associated with exposure to the toxic herbicide. It is an endocrine disrupter and affects reproductive health, wreaking havoc on the human body, even in low doses.
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