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Breaking: Sri Lanka First Country to Ban Monsanto’s Glyphosate Due to Study on Chronic Kidney Disease

Christina Sarich
March 18th, 2014
Updated 05/06/2014 at 8:00 pm
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gmo roundup pesticides 263x167 Breaking: Sri Lanka First Country to Ban Monsanto’s Glyphosate Due to Study on Chronic Kidney DiseaseForget the tit-for-tat tactics in the EU and the U.S. causing the political steamrollering of anti-GMO activists. Behold the light at the end of the tunnel: Sri Lanka has become the first country to ban Monsanto’s toxic RoundUp Ready chemical, glyphosate, in light of recent studies linking it to chronic kidney failure.

The Minister of Special Projects S.M. Chandrasena decided to ban Monsanto’s glyphosate for good, old-fashioned reasons – it isn’t good for people. On the directive of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, all glyphosate sales in Sri Lanka are now illegal. During a media briefing, the Sri Lankan president stated that several programs had been implemented to prevent the high occurrence of kidney disease among farmers in communities throughout the country. There have been dramatic increases in kidney disease, including total kidney failure in the US, Sri Lanka, and other countries that farm genetically modified organisms supposedly resistant to glyphosate.

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that glyphosate was directly linked to these deaths, and Sri Lanka made their decision shortly after a similar ban in El Salvador for the same reason.

Even US regulatory bodies, known for hiding facts about deleterious effects of GMOs, are showing higher incidence of kidney disease linked to glyphosate: the USDA, National Cancer Institutes, Centers for Disease Control, all reveal that people are being slowly killed by Monsanto’s chemical cocktail, sold to unsuspecting farmers trying to turn a profit on their labors.

Sri Lanka has taken an anti-GMO stance for years now, since they banned GMOs back in 2003Meanwhile, our own FDA still asks for public commentary on its site, and begs for ‘scientific proof’ that GMOs are deadly, all while ignoring the facts.

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  • MaTuRu

    Why is there an ad for round up at the end of this article? Isn’t there a way to not support the companies and products that these articles are against. It isn’t entirely discrediting but is embarrassing and hypocritical to the cause. Who chooses the advertising and is it illegal to say no thank you to companies in direct conflict with the material you endorse. I guess I’m just baffled and don’t understand the rules like with most other things of this society.

  • mymydorothy

    I’ve been doing research on Alzheimer’s Disease. There’s some environmental cause. It started skyrocketing in 1979-1988, then tapered off until 1993. Livestock, cattle, dairy cows, chickens are given growth hormones and antibiotics, etc. Alzheimer’s is up in China because of lifestyle changes where they’re now consuming meat.

    • DrDougND

      Toxins accumulate as one moves up the food chain. It’s not animal flesh per se but more to do with the fact that all the chemical pollutants, heavy metals, antibiotics and hormones that are part of commercial factory animal farming get concentrated in the animal fat (being that they are all fat soluble themselves). Grass-fed, biodynamically raised animals wouldn’t cause the same problem if eaten. And heavy metal toxicity actually has an even greater correlation to brain inflammation leading to the decreased brain volume and functionality seen in Alzheimer’s, which would easily explain the Chinese disease incidence you mention..

  • pcakes

    Global March Against Monsanto – Saturday, May 24, 2014. Google ‘March Against Monsanto’ and click on ‘Events’. Find the one closest to you and join millions of people worldwide marching to take back our food!

  • Ann

    Finally, one country has banned glyphosate. What is wrong with the U.S. and Canada?
    They act like they are so intelligent, yet they are inconsiderate of their citizens, only care about profits for satanic corporations like Monsanto and say that other countries have terrorists?
    Poisoniong us is what I call terrorism! Our own government! Shame, Shame!

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