It’s past time glyphosate be banned – for good. After the World Health Organization declared glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, to be “probably carcinogenic,” the biotech company quickly countered the claim, saying the research is biased and inaccurate.
And of course, it would, for RoundUp is its best-selling weed killer. Who cares if it causes cancer, right?
In the study, a correlation between parental exposure to the toxic herbicide Roundup and an increased chance of offspring developing brain cancer was found. Specifically, parents exposed to the toxic concoction up to two years before giving birth are more likely to see their offspring develop brain cancer. That’s not all – the chances double if that’s the case.
These results from the US Atlantic Coast Childhood Brain Cancer Study have been published and compared against control groups in multiple states.
The researchers specifically stated:
“We included 526 one-to-one–matched case–control pairs. Brain cancer cases were diagnosed at < 10 years of age, and were identified from statewide cancer registries of four U.S. Atlantic Coast states. We selected controls by random digit dialing. We conducted computer-assisted telephone interviews with mothers. Using information on residential pesticide use and jobs held by fathers during the 2-year period before the child’s birth, we assessed potential exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. . .”<
It was concluded that if either parent had been exposed to Roundup during the two years before the child’s birth, the chances of the child developing cancer were increased. That means it’s not just exposure to the mother that matters, as might easily be assumed since indications of breast milk contamination recently made news.
The health of both parents is essential. If either a man or a woman have not taken care to purify and detoxify their own body before conception, it is guaranteed a child born from the two will inherit those genetic weaknesses and be more predisposed to illness later on in life.
Because glyphosate-containing herbicides are still rampantly used, the task to ‘get healthy’ and remain that way can be quite a difficult task. Roundup is primarily used on ‘Roundup Ready’ crops, so this is just one more reason to ban GM crops and opt for organic, unprocessed, whole foods.
With this recent study, will it only be a short period of time before the cancer-causing concoction is banned?
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