Gauteng and NW Province

‘Roundup’ found in city folks’ urine

Studies have already found Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Roundup in groundwater, in streams, and even in the rain and air of US agricultural areas. It’s been found in our blood and even crosses the placental barrier to enter our unborn foetuses.

So are we surprised that a German university study has now found significant concentrations of Roundup’s main ingredient glyphosate in the urine of city dwellers? Perhaps we should be surprised at the amount: all the samples had concentrations of glyphosate at 5 to 20 times the limit for drinking water.

Roundup is used on railway lines, urban pavements, and roadsides. It’s used to dry down grain crops before harvest. But the single greatest use of Roundup is on genetically-engineered ‘Roundup Ready’ crops – designed not to die when sprayed with the poison. Studies now link the poison to birth defects, endocrine disruption, cancer, and abnormal sperm.

Simply Green 2012

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