EPA Approves Rise in Glyphosate Residue for Monsanto’s Herbicide

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to allow higher levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup, on food.


The new EPA rule comes despite independent studies that show glyphosate can be harmful to human health as an endocrine disruptor, according to The Cornucopia Institute.


The institute said a June 2013 study concluded glyphosate “exerted proliferative effects in human hormone-dependent breast cancer.”


Another study, released in April, concluded that “glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.”

-Noel Brinkerhoff


To Learn More:

EPA Raised Residue Limits of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Herbicide (Cornucopia Institute)

Basic Information about Glyphosate in Drinking Water (EPA)

OGM : l'Autorité européenne rejette l'étude Séralini (by Susie Bourquin, AllGov France)

Genetically Engineered Crops Lead to Increase in Use of Herbicides (by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov)

Controversial GMO Report Highlights Dearth of Scientific Studies (by Ken Broder, AllGov)


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