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Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Roundup Herbicide Contaminating Water Supply

Anthony Gucciardi
December 15th, 2011
Updated 11/08/2012 at 11:01 am
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New research has confirmed what myself and other health conscious individuals have been saying about Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup — the carcinogenic chemical it contains known as glyphosate has been found to be contaminating the groundwater in areas it is being applied in. What does this mean? It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and springs.

The explosive study that confirmed the contamination effect of Monsanto’s Roundup was published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last month, in which researchers discovered that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain were actually above the limit of quantification. This means that glyphosate was actually not breaking down rapidly, despite Monsanto’s claims that the chemical would do so. Without the key ability to readily break down, it is apparent that glyphosate is polluting groundwater in alarming quantities, enough to pose a significant threat to the purity of drinking water wherever it is used.

It is also important to note that due to its resistance to biodegradability, glyphosate may be lurking in nature for a very long time. But is there really cause for concern?

Glyphosate is Carcinogenic and Neurotoxic

Glyphosate is classified by the the EPA as a Class III toxic substance, and can kill an adult in as little as 30 grams. Even more concerning is the fact that glyphosate, and Monsanto’s Roundup as a whole, have been linked to conditions such as:

  • Hormonal disorders
  • Lymphoma
  • DNA damage
  • Endocrine disease
  • Skin cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
It is clear that even a little glyphosate in your drinking water is dangerous, but we aren’t seeing a little glyphosate in the groundwater samples. Instead, we are seeing the extreme contamination of otherwise pure water, all for the purpose of spraying crops that you eat with Monsanto’s carcinogenic Roundup. It is time for Monsanto to stop threatening public health, the environment, and the future of the planet. Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide should be banned for its adverse impact on health and the environment.
About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Monsantos Carcinogenic Roundup Herbicide Contaminating Water SupplyGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Annick Louisseize

    This stuff is real, and going on right before our eyes, and the Governments won't do anything because they get extra money out of the population being sick.

    How to get the word out? Tell everyone! Share these articles. Print them and post them everywhere.

  • Ken

    No offense intended but just who the hell is Anthony Gucciardi to have written such a short but condemning article like this. The band wagon is full I think.

  • Manuel Martí

    Hola, pueden ver la entrevista a un gran investigador de Argentina, Andrés Carrasco quien confirma ciertos aspectos del glifosato.

  • Juel Rice

    How do we get the word out? I feel as though I am the only person who knows this stuff.

  • Alan Cox

    Needs investigation at the highest level.