Heavy use of herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers-U.S. study | Reuters
Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.
The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food.
Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc. Samsel is a former private environmental government contractor as well as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,” the study says.
We “have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,” Seneff said.
Environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that heavy use of glyphosate is causing problems for plants, people and animals.
The EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] is conducting a standard registration review of glyphosate and has set a deadline of 2015 for determining if glyphosate use should be limited.
Sinon une autre étude (mais non publiée semble-t-il*) corroborerait la présence de glyphosate :
Une nouvelle étude américaine juge le maïs OGM toxique - Enviro2B | Enviro2B
Une nouvelle étude menée par la société américaine Profit Pro, pourrait relancer le débat autour du maïs génétiquement modifié. Dans un rapport, « 2012 Corn Comparison », dont les conclusions ont été reprises sur le site russe Rt.com, les auteurs ont en effet constaté que ce type de maïs contiendraient des éléments, absents de la plante au naturel, et potentiellement toxiques pour l’homme.
The study “2012 Nutritional Analysis – Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn” was an analysis of corn itself and not the soil. The analysis was conducted by an independent, outsourced, major food company at the request of one of our growers, and the results were then provided to that grower, who, in turn, made available a copy of the analysis to ProfitPro. The food company purchased the corn from the grower at a substantial premium over market because of the quality of his non-GMO corn.
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Additional side-by-side studies will be conducted this coming year.
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