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#13 New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup<br><br><a href="http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">A group of scientists led by biochemist Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini from the University of Caen in France found that human placental cells are very sensitive to Roundup at concentrations lower than those currently used in agricultural application.<br><br>
An epidemiological study of Ontario farming populations showed that exposure to glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, nearly doubled the risk of late miscarriages. Seralini and his team decided to research the effects of the herbicide on human placenta cells. Their study confirmed the toxicity of glyphosate, as after eighteen hours of exposure at low concentrations, large proportions of human placenta began to die. Seralini suggests that this may explain the high levels of premature births and miscarriages observed among female farmers using glyphosate.</td>
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Thanks for that. DH has been spraying gallons of it on our land!
 

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I'm sorry to hear that.<br><br>
I feel like posting this in the birth section or something cause this terrifies me. I had placental problems with my second baby and roundup is everywhere thanks to Monsanto's 'roundup ready' seed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> .
 

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Seriously...<br>
and speaking of evil companies, an interesting section on Halliburton is #24 in the article..<br><br>
and a horrifying section about the Congo is #5, in case it influences anyone to read..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sorry to hear that.<br><br>
I feel like posting this in the birth section or something cause this terrifies me. I had placental problems with my second baby and roundup is everywhere thanks to Monsanto's 'roundup ready' seed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> .</div>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>mama ganoush</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8142110"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Monsanto: one of the top 10 most evil companies of all time.</div>
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I just signed up for their newsletter. Thanks for the link. Very interesting site.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Conflicts in Africa are often shrouded with misinformation, while U.S. and other western interests are routinely downplayed or omitted by the corporate media.<br><br>
The June 5, 2006, cover story of Time, entitled “Congo: The Hidden Toll of the World’s Deadliest War,” was no exception.<br><br>
Although the article briefly mentioned coltan and its use in cell phones and other electronic devices, no mention was made of the pivotal role this and other raw materials found in the region play in the conflict.<br><br>
The story painted the ongoing war as a pitiable and horrible tragedy, avoiding the corporations and foreign governments that have created the framework for the violence and those which have strong financial and political interests in the conflict’s outcome.</td>
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Sometimes I am ashamed to call myself a human being.
 

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That section really made me feel that way too. And it was particularly inspiring to me. I definitely need to make more changes in my consumption habits.
 

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I feel guilty that one of my favourite mugs as a child was a Roundup mug that where the weeds in the picture disappeared when hot water was poured into it. It was a little freaky to watch the grass die each time I made a cup of tea...
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>treereach</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8142080"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sorry to hear that.<br><br>
I feel like posting this in the birth section or something cause this terrifies me. I had placental problems with my second baby and roundup is everywhere thanks to Monsanto's 'roundup ready' seed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> .</div>
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I also had placental problems (pre-eclampsia) with my second child. It baffled my midwife since I was eating well why I would become pre-e. Perhaps it was the apartmetn complex where I ws living and that they sprayed constantly and I was always out in the yard with our new puppy? Or that where we were livign didn't have a big selcetion of fresh organic produce and so I had to buy conventional on a lot of food? Who knows...<br><br>
Thanks for the link
 
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