Saturday, 22 January 2011

Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

Roundup Ready crops dominate US livestock feed. Soy and corn are most prevalent—93% of US soy and nearly 70% of corn are Roundup Ready. Animals are also fed derivatives of the other three Roundup Ready crops: canola, sugar beets, and cottonseed. Nutrient loss from glyphosate can therefore be severe.

This is especially true for manganese (Mn), which is not only chelated by glyphosate, but also reduced in Roundup Ready plants (see photo). One veterinarian finds low manganese in every livestock liver he measures. Another vet sent the liver of a stillborn calf out for testing. The lab report stated: No Detectible Levels of Manganese—in spite of the fact that the mineral was in adequate concentrations in his region. When that vet started adding manganese to the feed of a herd, disease rates dropped from a staggering 20% to less than ½%.

Veterinarians who started their practice after GMOs were introduced in 1996 might assume that many chronic or acute animal disorders are common and to be expected. But several older vets have stated flat out that animals have gotten much sicker since GMOs came on the scene. And when they switch livestock from GMO to non-GMO feed, the improvement in health is dramatic. Unfortunately, no one is tracking this, nor is anyone looking at the impacts of consuming milk and meat from GM-fed animals.
http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/monsantos-roundup-triggers-over-40.html

We're all in deep trouble. If nothing is done about this GM meddling we might indeed face an environmental disaster of apocalyptic proportions.

Please email this link (the source article) to your local papers and tell them about the threat we ALL face.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 22nd, 2011.]

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