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WHO Report Author changes “probable carcinogen” to “Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic

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RE: International death knoll about Monsanto’s Round Up and GMO agriculture

Glyphosate is “definitely genotoxic”, says Prof Chris Portier, a co-author of the report by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency, which classed glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. 

Prof Christopher Portier, one of the co-authors of the recent report by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which determined that glyphosate is a “probable” carcinogen, said at a scientific briefing today, “Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic. There is no doubt in my mind.”

“Genotoxic” means it damages DNA. At a briefing, Dr Robin Mesnage of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Kings College in London presented data showing Roundup is 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate alone!  Read more…