Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monsanto's Roundup Poison Found in Urine of Europeans

Residents of 18 European states have been tested positively to traces of glyphosate, a globally used weed killer, the study says.

It remains unclear how the chemical used on Monsanto GMO corps got in people's bodies.

[GMO corn = GMO high-fructose corn syrup. I'm surprised positive test results weren't higher. - c]


The study, carried out between March and May 2013, showed that proportions of positive samples varies between countries, with Malta (90 per cent) , Germany (70 per cent), UK (70 per cent) and Poland being "the most positive samples" and Macedonia and Switzerland –"the lowest".


Glyphosate is essentially used on plants including grasses, sedges, broad-leaved weeds and woody plants as well as great variety of genetically modified crops. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, which is sprayed in large amounts on genetically engineered, so-called "Roundup Ready," crops.