25 Feb '12, 1pm

Study: Even Extremely Diluted Roundup Causes Damage to DNA

Study: Even Extremely Diluted Roundup Causes Damage to DNA

Surface Warrior /CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Farmers use five times more weed killers on their crops then they did in 1997, and with 94 percent of soybeans and 72 percent of corn being grown this way, herbicide use has exploded, according to a story in The New York Times . Glyphosate is the largest selling herbicide and it's a main ingredient in Roundup, one of the most popular and widely used herbicides in the U.S. But recent findings are showing once again, that Monsanto's Roundup can cause major health problems. A new study shows that even when it's diluted to .02 percent of what is sprayed on crops it can cause DNA damage. The study found that inhaling glyphosate causes acute membrane damage, impairment of mitochondrial functions, and damage to DNA. According to Natural News , polyoxyethyleneamine, an ingredient that facilitates glyphosate's absorption into cells, has been found t...

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