It goes on to say that Monsanto has engineered crops that have the ability to withstand increasing doses of weed killer. The article states "In other words, it helps them sell more chemicals."
The EPA data revels that between 2001 and 2007 twice as much herbicide was used as in the previous 6 years.
Monsanto has introduced genetically engineered foods (GMO's) to withstand their own product!
The authors of the MIT report are concerned that RoundUp, for which these genetically engineered crops are named, and the chemical used in it, glyphosate, are contributing to diseases as far-ranging as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, infertility, cystic fibrosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, going so far as to suggest that it “…may be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment.”
In Canada the tolerable levels for this type of product is 58 times LOWER than in the US and Europe is even lower than that.
This isn't a report from the anti-GMO activist or organice industry, this is a report by a leading acedemic institution. A spokes person from Monsanto states that "their product is proven safe...", and the article hits it right on the head by stating that "this is how our grandmothers felt when told that cigarettes didn't cause cancer."
The foundation for health and wellness is just knowing and understanding so that you can make your own decisions for your own health.
To read the complete article go to: http://newhope360.com/news/roundup-linked-range-health-problems?page=1