GMO Debate Continues as Studies of Herbicides Reveal Chronic Health Problems

Despite new studies proving glyphosate to be a harmful herbicide, the FDA has increased the limits allowed in fruits and vegetables -- empowering Monsanto and refreshing the GMO debate.


| July 31, 2013





Are GMOs bad for your health? The debate rages on.

But no one disputes this fact: It takes tons of herbicides — hundreds of thousands of tons per year — to grow the GMO crops that end up in the world’s food supply, including in the food fed to the animals we eat.

All that poison doesn’t just go away. It ends up on our food, in our soil, in our water.

It’s time to stop Monsanto’s reckless poisoning of our food and our planet. Your donation today will help us continue the battle for GMO labeling laws and expose GMO crops for what they are: an excuse for Monsanto to sell billions of dollars’ worth of poisons. Click here for details on how you can donate online, by phone or by mail.

Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the most heavily used herbicide on GMO crops. In 2007, the last year for which we have reliable statistics, U.S. farmers used 88,000 tons of glyphosate. Allowing for no increases, that amounts to 580,000 tons of glyphosate dumped onto our food and into our soil and water in the past six years alone.

And that’s just in the U.S.

fredsgirl
8/3/2013 7:53:01 PM

Don't they understand that people will eventually avoid products in the supermarkets as too dangerous to eat?  I have increased my garden by 50% this year, and plan to bottle and freeze as much as I can.  But, what about the people who don't have that option?  What will today's children be like in 50 years time?  If they live that long that is.  however, in 50 years time it will be too late to help them and change what ever damage chemical ridden produce has done to them.






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