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Monsanto’s Roundup is Killing Human Kidney Cells

Anthony Gucciardi
March 15th, 2012
Updated 11/04/2012 at 12:02 am
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Monsanto’s ‘biopesticide’ known as Bt is not only developing mutated insects and requiring excessive pesticide use, but new findings show that it is also killing human kidney cells — even in low doses. Amazingly, Monsanto’s superweed-breeding Roundup also has the same effect. Scientists have demonstrated in new research that the Bt pesticide, in addition to Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, exhibit direct toxicity to human cells. The findings add to the long list of hazardous effects presented by Monsanto’s genetically modified creations.

These dangerous Bt crops currently engulf 39% of globally cultivated GMO crops, and Monsanto does not seem to be slowing down on their campaign to expand usage. Led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, a French scientist from the University of Caen, Séralini and his team are no strangers to the toxic effects of both Bt and glyphosate — the main component used in Roundup. Previously, Séralini and a group of other scientists found that Roundup is linked to infertility, killing testicular cells in rats. The report stated that within 1 to 48 hours of exposure, testicular cells of the mature rats were either damaged or killed.

At only 100 parts per million (ppm), Monsanto’s biopesticide lead to cell death. Furthermore, they found that Roundup at 57.2ppm  killed half of the cell population – 200 times below agricultural use.  This is concerning as researchers have previously detected Roundup in 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain that were actually above the limit of quantification. Even in very small doses, the research indicates that Roundup appears to be assaulting your biology.

It has also been divulged that Roundup is damaging other life outside of humans, shown to decrease the population of monarch butterflies by killing the very plants that the butterflies rely on for habitat and food. A 2011 study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity found that increasing usage of genetically modified Roundup Ready corn and soybeans is significantly contributing to the decline in monarch butterfly populations within North America due to the destruction of milkweed.

The evidence that Monsanto’s biopesticide and Roundup alike are disrupting both nature and human safety is clear, yet little is being done about it. Even the EPA is being bombarded with calls to action, with 22 academic corn experts now warning the EPA that GMO crops are devastating the future of agricultural production. When will corporate giant Monsanto be held accountable for the devastation of their creations?

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From around the web:

  • gregfullmoon

    Hiya this petition on Avaaz to strip Monsanto’s Robert Fraley’s 2013World Food Prize. Fraley developed Roundup Ready Soy, and is the reason he was awarded the prize. Please share the petition on your networks, email to friends, make it go everywhere..…?

  • Creci Elens

    let me know if anyuone you know suffers from kidney's pain… i know at least 5 people that during the last 3 months have lower back pain, and they say is kidney's pain…. so start counting,

  • Art

    larouchepac dot com —- can save you time. All of this is what Queen Elizabeth wants. See also: larouchepub dot com.

  • Anon

    …..and Monsanto's kin in Israel will broker you a replacement kidney.

  • Jack Smith

    Why does the dog lick his ass?

    • CAH

      To get the taste of Monsanto off it's @ss!

  • biggerbrain

    Pesticides are for killing rats NOT insects.

    Bt is NOT pesticide it is insecticide.

    How do you expect intelligent people to take you seriously when you cant even use the right words??

    • Anonymous

      A pesticide destroys pests. Pests include rats, plants and insects. Roundup is a pesticide.

      • Anonymous

        Bt is a pesticide.

    • Anonymous

      ' Pests ' is the general term for all creatures and plants that are damaging . Hence ' Pesticides ' is the best choice of word to address All criters and others .

      And when you want to be Specific you can say Insecticides , etc .

  • Avanti

    Unfortunately the majority of our society, as gladiator, is inside of a big arena; and the elite group delighting everything…

    Keep attention: as Richard Salent, former Pres. of CBS News said: "Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.

    And more:

    Rubin Frank, former NBC News pres. said:

    "News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising."

    After this you can make a test: go to some Mainstream Media and do some comment including those above and later see if they accepted your comment!

  • Avanti

    How to destroy Monsanto?!!! — Inform the world.

    Thanks for this web.

    • Joan Zimmerman

      One thing I know to do is inform everyone you know. Bring up the subject, get a list os Monsanto products so that we don't use them or contribute to their killing us.

    • Judy

      I love your quote. And I am doing just that! A rally and a hearing in Vermont tomorrow to get legislation passed to force labeling of the dirty foods. I get deathly ill from GMOs, and I have been able to tract that! Wish us luck. Judy

  • Doru

    See 2 articles about pesticides that lower IQ in Fetuses ( since 1950 ! ) and about Mixing pesticides and how That affects the body .

    See also Lectins ( blood-type diet ) articles from PubMed and more . Everything there I applyed !

    Check the link to The Recipe too .

    Cheers !

  • Drifter

    It isa only possible to get people to believe toatal BS, when they are scientifically ignorant to begin with…

  • Jack

    How horrible is Monsanto?

  • William Long

    Just a note of clarification. Bt (Bacillus Thuringiensis) is a naturally occuring soil virus that has been used as an insecticide by organic food growers for years. I have some in the basement. It lands on soft bodied larvae and infects them, then washes off the plant back into the soil. It is not the problem. The problem is plants that have a gene spliced into them so they produce the same toxin as the bacteria. That is where a dangerous concentration of the toxin can enter the human food chain. It may sound pedantic but it is important to distinguish the facts here. When hurling stones at Goliath, they must be accurately aimed.

    • Jean

      Thank you for the clarification. I agree that it is important to have the facts accurate. There is so much being published right now about the Monsanto's global lack of conscience that it's important that we all really understand what is true and what is hype.

      Monsanto does need to be stopped but the only way to do that is by becoming active in some organization that is making a difference and using information that is factually based

    • EMILY

      Bt is NOT a virus. It is Bacillus thuringia, a bacteria that produces toxins, as you said. Organic farmers have been using Bt for 50 years. The same toxin INSIDE a plant damages good insects, while harmful ones have developed resistance. Also there is the danger to humans and livestock. Too many farmers believe Roundup Ready is NOT GMO, and they use it to "avoid having to use GMO like Bt corn". We need to educate FARMERS, as when they find out, some of them will stop using the RR corn.

    • Chris Watson

      I beg to differ William, if the Bt you have in your basement is over 20 years old then yes it may not be as toxic but todays varieties have been genetically modified to increase the protein toxin production by more than 50% and also increase the antibiotic resistance of the spore, you can look up the patent data on Bt modification to verify that. You will also find that it has been modified with the genes from other organisms such as anthrax, Staph aureus, hepatitis, meningitis, e-coli, cereus to name a few, so it is far from being the good old natural Bt, and since the modified versions have been spread into the wild for years there is most likely very little original Bt left on the planet.