Sunday, October 27, 2013

Study Finds Monsanto’s Pesticide Chemical To Produce Cancer-Causing Fungi

By Elizabeth Renter
Natural Society
 Study Finds Monsanto’s Pesticide Chemical To Produce Cancer Causing Fungi
One of the many reasons we (and so many others) speak out against genetically modified organisms and foods is because their impact is understudied and largely unknown. With each piece of research, however, we learn more and more about how genetically modified foods are having a negative impact on our health and our ecosystem, both directly and indirectly. One example revolves around researchers in Argentina recently setting out to study the effects of RoundUp’s main toxic ingredient, glyphosate, on the prevalence of cancer-causing fungal strains. They found that RoundUp supports the growth of cancer-causing fungi.
Researchers with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the National University of Rio Cuarto studied the effects of glyphosate on the growth of something known as aflatoxin B1. Aflatoxin B1 is said to be “one of the most carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substances in existence” and is produced by two species of fungi, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus.

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