EU Renews Use of Likely Carcinogenic Glyphosate Herbicide

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
EU Renews Use of Likely Carcinogenic Glyphosate Herbicide

by Stephen Lendman

Monsanto has been selling glyphosate to farmers since 1974 – under the trade name Roundup, used to kill weeds without killing crops.

It's currently the most commonly used herbicide in America – sales today 100-fold greater than when first introduced.

In March 2015, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic in humans" – based on epidemiological, animal, and in vitro studies.

In February 2016, a group of international scientists published a  consensus statement – explaining the risks associated with increasing human exposure to glyphosate herbicides.

They noted its endocrine disruption in test tube and animal experiments studies.

Glyphosate residues are found in popular Western foods and drinks. Tests show most Americans have it in their urine. Any amount is un
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