Why is it that in North America, we rarely see mainstream media discussing the fact that a number of countries are banning the use of Roundup herbicide? Roundup herbicide is the most commonly used herbicide in the world, and as of late it’s become wholly clear that this product (among many others) is most definitely a danger to both the environment and human health. (On a related note, it’s worth mentioning here that more than sixty countries now require mandatory GMO labelling.)
The latest country to Ban Rounup is Bermuda.
“Effective immediately, all importers of glyphosate/Roundup will be notified that the approval for all glyphosate products has been suspended, pending the continuing assessment of the emerging research.” – Jeanne Atherden, Bermuda Minister of Health (source)
This ban comes shortly after a recently published study – in what is considered to be one of the most (if not the most) credible medical journals of today, The Lancet Oncology – determined that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp pesticide, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The study was published earlier this month, and was conducted by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. It analyzed data from studies that have been conducted on the chemical over the past couple of decades. (source)
Sri Lanka is another recent country to do the same, after a study was publishing linking Roundup to a deadly kidney disease. You can read more about that story here.
The Netherlands have also followed suit, you can read more about that here.
Basically, the research that has been available for quite some time now, through various international scientific journals, makes it quite clear. This stuff has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, autism, cancer, kidney, birth defects, disease, and more.
What’s even more disturbing is the fact that studies have shown that RoundUp herbicide is over one hundred times more toxic than regulators claim. For example, a new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International shows that Roundup herbicide comprises a chemical cocktail 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. You can read more about that here.
Another thing that is quite clear is the fact that Western media does not really cover the topic of GMOs or herbicides and pesticides and their dangers – or why so many countries around the world are banning them. So thank you for supporting alternative media.
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