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Transgenic soy treated with glyphosate causing lung cancer in Argentina


(NaturalNews) Chronic disease and cancer have become the norm in developed nations such as the United States, and sadly, very few people can see how their chronic health problems are related to endocrine disrupting petroleum byproducts, agrochemicals, heavy metals and other toxins in the food and medicine supply.

Hardly anyone is making the connections anymore, because these toxins are considered routine and safe to use, without question. These toxins are bypassed by regulatory agencies and are not measured. The EPA and the FDA do not test products for purity, nor do they warn the public about the levels of heavy metals, glyphosate or other agrochemicals in the food supply. These agencies are simply there to license chemicals that interfere with the body and approve them for wide scale use. These are chemicals that cause gut dysbiosis, hormone interference and neurological issues.

Some of these known toxins, such as mercury, are even routinely used in medicine and are kept there, unquestioned, unchallenged. An agrochemical like glyphosate is continuously being sprayed on crops, gardens and lawns with no regard for life.

However, in other countries where these chemicals are new on the scene, horrifying correlations are being made. When chemicals such as glyphosate are introduced in other countries and looked at with greater scrutiny, it becomes much easier to recognize spiking health problems such as infertility, miscarriage and bizarre clusters of lung and other cancers cropping up.

Argentine city overtaken by transgenic soy and glyphosate spraying; suffers high rates of miscarriage and lung cancer

The Argentine city of Monte Maiz is one such example where Monsanto's glyphosate is being linked to spiking cases of lung cancer and miscarriages. In Monte Maiz, herbicide spray vehicles drive through the streets, unleashing glyphosate into the air that the people breathe. There are 22 hangars within the city that contain equipment for pesticide and herbicide application.

Andres Carrasco, the president of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, was one of the first Argentine researchers to investigate glyphosate's toxic effects on amphibian and human embryos. In 2009, he found that glyphosate provokes abnormalities in embryos, and causes complications that lead to spontaneous abortions. The more he investigated, the more he realized that glyphosate was silently reducing the world's population by causing infertility and miscarriages.

After transgenic soy (treated with glyphosate) was introduced to the city of Monte Maiz, and as glyphosate exposure increased, incidences of peculiar health problems began to escalate. In fact, the city of Monte Maiz now has miscarriage and cancer rates five times greater than those of over half the world's population. The estimated 8,500 people living in Monte Maiz suffer annual lung cancer deaths that make up 40 percent of all deaths in the city. These problems only started occurring after transgenic soy and glyphosate took over the region's agriculture.

Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil have experienced similar spikes in lung cancer deaths and miscarriages. These regions of the world have also been overtaken by transgenic soy seeds and the toxic herbicide glyphosate. "In places, where large amounts of glyphosate-treated soy are grown, all studies show alarming results," Argentine pharmacist Carlos Vicente told Sputnik.

"Year after year its toxicity level is being proved," he said. Vicente supports biodiversity-based food systems, and is calling for strong restrictions on glyphosate for all cities and rural communities burdened by its toxic effects.

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