Global Assault Part 1: Monsanto’s Roundup

Roundup, the ever popular herbicide produced by Monsanto, is sold as a safe and environmentally-friendly solution for killing weeds around lawns, gardens, crops and fields. The back of the Roundup product label states: “Keep out of reach of children, harmful if swallowed, avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. Remove clothing if contaminated.” Studies have found that Roundup’s active chemical, glyphosate, stays active in the soil even years after it’s initial use. Glyphosate has been ranked in the top three for most commonly reported causes of pesticide-related illnesses among agricultural workers. It’s been linked to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, nerve and respiratory damage, hormone disruption, DNA...

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