The organic food industry continues to grow, with 45 percent of Americans making organic food choices. Over half of 18-29 year old Americans seek out organic food in comparison to one-third of Americans over the age of 65. (1)
The most hated company in the world has no connection to Big Oil, the internet or banking. At the end of May, approximately 2 million protesters stood across 50 countries to protest Monsanto! The company did not have to bankrupt the economy or rob taxpayers — all it took was GMOs. (2)
Over 2 million protesters stood across 50 countries at the end of May to let Monsanto know that they may be the most hated private company in the world!
A new study has been published that will probably add more protesters to the group. The new study reports that long-term intake of Roundup herbicide, even in small amounts (lower than what is allowed in US water), may lead to kidney and liver damage. (3)
Research was conducted out of the United States by a group of scientists from the UK, Italy and France. They studied the impact of prolonged exposure to small amounts of glyphosate found in Roundup. (3)
Researchers from UK, Italy, and France found that rats that were exposed to glyphosate in amounts that are similar to what is found in U.S. water experienced kidney and liver damage!
For over two years, the team added tiny amounts of Roundup to water that was given to rats. The doses were much smaller than the amount of glyphosate that is allowed in US drinking water. (3)
The rats experienced 25 percent body weight loss, presence of tumors that were over 25 percent of bodyweight, hemorrhagic bleeding, or prostration. (3)
The study concluded that small amounts of Roundup are associated with wide-scale alterations in liver and kidney gene expression. (3)
The results of the study have significant implications for both human and animal’s health
Given enough time, scientists in the study believe that roundup found in U.S. water is enough to result in organ damage. (3)
A study published in 2014 reports that use of Roundup led to an epidemic of widespread kidney disease in Sri Lanka. Another study showed that soybean workers in Brazil who were exposed to Monsanto’s agrochemicals experienced cellular and genetic diseases. (3)
Unfortunately for the U.S., the use of glyphosate has increased more than 250 times in the past 40 years. Monsanto continues to sing their own praises despite the research and the growing amount of concern. (3)
The questions remains: How long will this continue? How long will Monsanto deny the damage being done? How many people will suffer painful diseases and death before Monsanto is stopped? Take your health into your own hands, educate yourself, filter your water, buy organic, garden, and take part in community protests.
Article originally published on RawFoodWorld.com republished with permission
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