Monsanto’s Round-up Threatens Stability of Global Food Supply

Monsanto’s Round-up Threatens Stability of Global Food Supply

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural News / News Analysis
Published: Tuesday 13 March 2012

“The negative effects of Monsanto’s Roundup on human health and the environment have been firmly established by numerous scientific studies and large-scale investigations.”

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Mon­santo’s reck­less dis­re­gard for pub­lic health and the agri­cul­tural sta­bil­ity of the planet may be even more sig­nif­i­cant than pre­vi­ously thought. A shock­ing new re­port re­veals how Mon­santo’s Roundup is ac­tu­ally threat­en­ing the crop-yield­ing po­ten­tial of the en­tire bios­phere. The re­port re­veals that glyphosate, which was de­vel­oped by Mon­santo in the early 1970s and is the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent in its patented her­bi­cide Roundup, may be ir­re­versibly dev­as­tat­ing the mi­cro­bio­di­ver­sity of the soil – com­pro­mis­ing the health of the en­tire planet, as a re­sult.

New re­search pub­lished in the jour­nal Cur­rent Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy high­lights the ex­tent to which glyphosate is al­ter­ing, and in some cases de­stroy­ing, the very mi­croor­gan­isms upon which the health of the soil, and – amaz­ingly – the ben­e­fits of raw and fer­mented foods as a whole, de­pend. Con­cern­ingly, cer­tain ben­e­fi­cial strains of bac­te­ria used as food-starters in cul­tures for raw yo­gurt, such as Lac­to­bacil­lus cre­moris, have en­tirely dis­ap­peared from cer­tain ge­o­graphic re­gions where tra­di­tion­ally they were found in plenty. The study re­ports that the death and growth in­hi­bi­tion of se­lected food mi­croor­gan­isms was ob­served in con­cen­tra­tions of Roundup that are lower than are rec­om­mended in agri­cul­tural prac­tice.

This means that farm­ers who are in­creas­ingly using larger and larger con­cen­tra­tions of Roundup and sim­i­lar glyphosate-based her­bi­cide for­mu­la­tions to coun­ter­mand the in­creas­ingly re­sis­tant super weeds GM agri­cul­ture has spawned, are not only dam­ag­ing the im­me­di­ate health of the soil, but sub­se­quent yields of in­dis­pens­able food-starter mi­croor­gan­isms, as well as the mi­crobes that en­sure the over­all fer­til­ity of the soil for pro­duc­ing crops well into the fu­ture. (Read Full Article)

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