Roundup

What is RoundUp?
Roundup: Monsanto’s total herbicide
How Roundup works
How Monsanto has lied about biodegradeability and harmlessness of Roundup
Monsanto prosecuted for dishonest publicity about Roundup

The controversy surrounding the process for approving pesticides
The process for approving pesticides in Europe and the US
How Monsanto used rigged studies and its “friends” to gain approval for Roundup

The Dangers of Roundup
Recent research appears to show that Roundup could cause cancer and problems with the reproductive system.

Global Inflation for Agricultural Products: the price of Roundup rockets
The rising price of agricultural products in recent months brings a significant hike in the cost of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
We are in a global crisis which is a result of the failings of a policy of globalised agriculture, a policy which has long been denounced by all supporters of fair and sustainable agriculture.

Health and Environmental Impacts of Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide

Monsanto’s Roundup Residues in GM Food Cause Cell Damage.
For the first time, the toxicity mechanisms of four different Roundup formulations were studied in human cells. The various components of these major herbicides were tested because they are among the most common in the world. Their residues are among the major pollutants, and moreover they are authorized as residues contaminating GM foods and feed at the tested levels.

Roundup proves deadly to human cells
Used in gardens, farms, and parks around the world, the weed killer Roundup contains an ingredient that can suffocate human cells in a laboratory, researchers say

Roundup resistant weeds are posing problem in US

PROBLEMS WITH ROUNDUP
A team from CRIIGEN based in France compared the toxicity of various types of Roundup on sale with that of glyphosate alone, the breakdown product of glyphosate and one common adjuvant on three types of human cells (human umbilical, embryonic, and placental cells). The result was dramatic – the Roundup formulations caused "total cell death within 24 hours", which was significantly more toxic than glyphosate, its breakdown product and one commonly used adjuvant on their own. This effect was even observed at very low concentration: the researchers diluted Roundup by 100,000 times for the purposes of the experiments.

USA: Monsanto’s Roundup means super weeds, higher food prices
American farmers’ use of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer has led to the rapid growth of super weeds, according to a New York Times story Tuesday that likens the phenomenon to antibiotics creating drug-resistant super germs.

Groundbreaking study shows Roundup link to birth defects
International scientists confirm dangers of Roundup at GMO-Free Regions Conference in Brussels

The Poison of the Pampas - Must-see video on GM soy/glyphosate in Argentina
A must-see video of a news report by journalist Rolando Grana graphically shows the tragic human consequences of glyphosate spraying of GM soy in Argentina, including babies with birth defects.

Heavy Rain Uruguay: the story of Jorge Merola and his wife, poisoned by soy producers
In Durazno department, Uruguay, rural families suffer serious health problems after being sprayed with agrotoxics used in the production of GM soy. The government does not provide a solution.

Tests Find Roundup Weed-Killer Widespread in Water, Air

September 7, 2011

Glyphosate, one of the most heavily used weed-killers in the world, has been found in air, rain and rivers in two states examined by government scientists.

Was Roundup approval based on "bad science" ?
A new peer-reviewed study shows that glyphosate, the main ingredient of Roundup, was approved on the basis of bad science that overlooked findings of birth defects in industry’s own studies, says Claire Robinson, co-author of the new study. She adds that those industry studies, currently kept secret, may contain evidence of cancer-causing effects that would lend support to Prof GE Seralini’s new research.