200 million litres of glyphosate are used in Argentina GM soy production every year...
Since EU Directive 2001/18 insists that the INDIRECT environmental damage associated with GM crop plantings must also be assessed and acted upon through the use of the Precautionary Principle, it is now incontrovertible that RR crops are damaging to health and the environment -- and it is disingenuous and reprehensible for the EU to allow them in feed and food imports while the damage is being suffered elsewhere, by other communities, in the regions that do grow RR crops without proper regulation.
Roundup residues in GM food cause cell damage and even death
Citation: Benachour, N. and Seralini, G-E. 2008
Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells Chemical Research in Toxicology, DOI: 10.1021/tx800218n
Publication Date (Web): December 23, 2008
Roundup residues interfere with multiple metabolic pathways
Citation: M Malatesta, F Perdoni, G Santin, S Battistelli, S Muller, M Biggiogera (2008).
Hepatoma tissue culture (HTC) cells as a model for investigating the effects of low concentrations of herbicide on cell structure and function.
Toxicol In Vitro. 2008 Sep 18; : 18835430 (P,S,G,E,B,D)
Effect of glyphosate on growth of four freshwater species of phytoplankton: a microplate bioassay.
Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 2009,May,01;82(5): pp 538-42; (PMID: 19266135)
Vendrell, E ; Ferraz, D GÃ³mez de Barreda ; Sabater, C ; Carrasco, J M; Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology (ISSN: 1432-0800 )
COUNTRYSIDE NO LONGER SYNONYMOUS WITH HEALTHY LIVING
EXTRACTS: BUENOS AIRES, Mar 4 (IPS) - Once a serene refuge from urban pollution and chaos, the Argentine countryside has now become a place fraught with risks for many local residents. The massive use of pesticides on fields of soy, the country's top export, is creating a "health catastrophe" in the rural sector, environmentalists warn.
"Thirty years ago, living in the countryside was synonymous with healthy living, but now it is suicidal..."
HERBICIDE USED IN ARGENTINA COULD CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS
COMMENT from Dr Brian John: Today there is huge coverage in the world media for the unpublished research in Argentina by Prof. Carrasco and others, showing that brain, intestinal and heart defects in fetuses are associated with very low doses of glyphosate/Roundup. The work is on the embryos of various amphibian species.