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A shocking new report reveals how
Monsanto's Roundup is actually threatening the crop-yielding
potential of the entire biosphere. The report reveals that
glyphosate, which was developed by Monsanto in the early 1970s and
is the active ingredient in its patented herbicide Roundup, may be
irreversibly devastating the microbiodiversity of the soil -
compromising the health of the entire planet, as a result.
Concerningly, certain beneficial strains of bacteria used as food-starters in cultures for raw yogurt, such as Lactobacillus cremoris, have entirely disappeared from certain geographic regions where traditionally they were found in plenty.
The study reports that the death and
growth inhibition of selected food microorganisms was observed in
concentrations of Roundup that are lower than are recommended in
The most numerous inhabitants in the web of life, microorganisms participate quite literally "at the root" of the nitrogen, phosphate, oxygen and carbon cycles, and are therefore indispensable for the health of the entire biosphere.
Astoundingly, there are an estimated
6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 x 10 to the 30th
power) bacterial cells on the planet, and these soil microrganisms
represent about 50 percent of the the total biodiversity in terms of
numbers of species.
prominent mycologist Paul Stamets, mycellium may actually act as a
'network' within the biosphere, acting as the
internet' in which virtually all organisms may rely upon. It has
been recognized throughout the ages that all life depends on the
soil. Without healthy soil, the health of the entire planet is at
Franklin Delano Roosevelt also voiced similar concerns, warning:
Based on an ever-increasing body of
scientific evidence showing glyphosate biodegrades slowly, sinks
down through the topsoil where it accumulates in the groundwater
(source for natural drinking water, e.g. aquifers, springs), and is
found in nearly all air and rain samples tested in the US, it is
safe to say that Monsanto's best-selling Roundup is one of the
greatest threats to human and environmental health ever created.
In fact, the USDA has even given Monsanto's latest GMO crops speedier approval in order to secure the company's profits, ignoring the numerous known harmful effects of Monsanto's past creations, e.g.
Amazingly, even when diluted by 99.8 percent (450-fold lower dilutions than used in agricultural applications), Roundup still exhibits serious genotoxic characteristics and is harmful to the integrity of human DNA.
Meanwhile, this carcinogenic herbicide
product is used nationwide by unsuspecting homeowners and
agricultural workers. According to the United States Geological
Survey, 176 million lbs of glyphosate were used in the U.S. in 2007.
These resistant weeds currently cover over 4.5 million hectares in the United States alone, though experts estimate the world-wide land coverage to have reached at least 120 million hectares by 2010.
The onset of superweeds is being increasingly documented in,
The research is clear: