Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Are You Eating, Drinking and Breathing Monsanto's New Agent Orange?

Dec-16-2011 14:49printcomments
Sayer Ji Special to Salem-News.com
Monsanto admits it manufactured Agent Orange, which killed and maimed 400,000 people in Vietnam and resulted in more than 500,000 birth defects.

(NEW YORK) - In a groundbreaking study published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last month, researchers found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide “Roundup,” is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.

The researchers found that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain, had levels beyond the limit of quantification – indicating that, despite manufacturer’s claims, it does not break down rapidly in the environment, and is accumulating there in concerning quantities.

Why Is Groundwater Contamination An Important Finding?

Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface, that supplies aquifers, wells and springs. If a chemical like glyphosate is mobile enough to get into the groundwater and is intrinsically resistant to being biodegraded (after all, it is being used to kill/degrade living things – not the other way around), significant environmental exposures to humans using the water are inevitable.

Keep in mind that glyphosate is considered by the EPA as a Class III toxic substance, fatal to an adult at 30 grams, and has been linked to over 20 adverse health effects in the peer-reviewed, biomedical literature.

This groundwater contamination study adds to another highly concerning finding from March, published in the journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, where researchers found the chemical in 60-100% of all air and rain samples tested, indicating that glyphosate pollution and exposure is now omnipresent in the US. When simply breathing makes you susceptible to glyphosate exposure, we know we are dealing with a problem of unprecedented scale.

Who Is Responsible For The Groundwater Contamination?

Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, presently dominating the global genetically engineered seed market, with 90% market share in the US alone. It is also the world’s largest producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed as “Roundup,” among other brand names. If you are eating corn and soy, or any of their ten thousand plus byproducts – and it does not have a USDA organic logo – you are getting the Monsanto “double whammy”: the genetic modification (GM) of your health (and gene expression) that follows the consumption of GM food (because we are – literally – what we eat), and ceaseless chemical exposure to glyphosate, as all Monsanto-engineered foods have been designed to be glyphosate-resistant, and therefore are saturated with it.

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  1. agent orange killed 400,000 -where did you get this crap from

  2. another inaccurate fact not all Monsanto-negineering foods have glyphosate-esistant

  3. M.D. Henderson - Song-Ong-Doc, 1970December 27, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    Crap? Crap you say??

    " Monsanto admits it manufactured Agent Orange, which killed and maimed 400,000 people in Vietnam and resulted in more than 500,000 birth defects." Source: Monsanto

    Bunky ~ Not for nothing but, have you ever had to fight in The Nam? I was IV Corps, Song-Ong-Doc, afloat. Some 50 - 60 clicks down river from III Corps and, the U-Min Forest which was a known VC stronghold. In the war, allied forces dumped agent orange, purple and blue., all deadley. In addition to my small boat operations, I was on a Cutter who utilized de-salinators (reverse osmosis)to produce water to drink, cook, shower, brush teeth, etc. These smaller vessels were known breeding areas for the spread of deadley dioxins, very fertile.
    I was there, I know. My VA progress report notes read like a horror story.

    Inaccurate is the Governmental protection(s) afforded Monsanto and three to four other chemical companies. Thank God for the Vietnam Veterans of America and their front line efforts to expose the truth to the American People.

    So, I ask you; Who's the disaease and who's the cure?? America fought a 10 year Trojan War and lost 58,000 ++ (KIA)of her sons and daughters. Countless hundreds of thousand veterans came home with combat injuries and mental disorders. All the cost of freedom. Please, enjoy your freedom!