Environmental Health “Ministers in Germany are advocating an EU-wide ban on glyphosate herbicides in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) categorization of the chemical as “probably carcinogenic.”
More concerns over Monsanto’s deadly glyphosate herbicide
A few days ago I posted an article 4 Major GMO Threats You Should Know. It also contained a link to the republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified (GMO) maize.
This study concluded that the consumption of genetically modified maize over long periods can lead to unhealthy consequences. Cancers were evident in rats, fed GM corn over a two year period.
In contrast, Monsanto had conducted there own study and deemed that GM corn was safe. However, given the short term nature of their study (90 days) we must question the potential health consequences that accompany longer term exposure.
World Health Organization says Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide is “probably carcinogenic”
It appears that German ministers are so alarmed they are calling for an EU wide ban on Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide. This is in light of a new conclusion by the World Health Organization that this herbicide is “probably carcinogenic.”
German ministers call for EU-wide ban on Monsanto’s deadly glyphosate herbicide
Monsanto may be expanding its operations in the United States, but elsewhere, lawmakers, scientists, activists and ordinary citizens are increasingly questioning (and in many cases banning) the introduction of GM crops, along with the use of the glyphosate herbicide (Monsanto’s Roundup).
State consumer protection ministers in Germany are advocating an EU-wide ban on glyphosate herbicides in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) categorization of the chemical as “probably carcinogenic.”
On May 8, the German state ministers introduced a resolution calling for “the supply to and use by private persons to be banned for precautionary reasons.” The resolution also recommends prohibiting use of the herbicide near consumers.
Christian Meyer, chairman of the Consumer Protection Minister Conference, said: “This pesticide should not be found in gardens, parks or on children’s playgrounds. I also do not think use in private gardens is appropriate.”