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Monsanto's Roundup Ravaging Butterfly Populations, Study Shows

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Millions Against Monsanto page , and our Environment and Climate Resource Center page . Monsanto's Roundup, containing the active ingredient glyphosate, has been tied to more health and environmental problems than you could imagine. Similar to how pesticides have been contributing to the bee decline, Monsanto's Roundup has been tied to the decrease in the population of monarch butterflies by killing the very plants that the butterflies rely on for habitat and food. What's been shown to be an even greater threat to the population, though, is Monsanto's Roundup Ready corn and soybeans. Roundup Ready Crops and Glyphosate Leading to Downfall of Insect Populations A 2011 study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity found that increasing acreage of genetically modified Ro...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25039.cfm

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