Currently, chronic kidney disease is killing thousands in poor farming regions. But this isn’t any ordinary kidney disease, as sufferers are developing the deadly condition without any ordinary risk factors. A recent study indicates researchers may have pinpointed the cause of the epidemic, and it’s found in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide. Read more..
Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology Sept 2012 Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize Read Research Paper…
Applying what they knew about Compound X to an extensive search through the thousands of agrochemicals, they arrived at one possibility: glyphosate.
VLA subscriber comment: Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s poster-child Round Up. And it’s glyphosate that becomes even more extremely toxic when it mixes with the heavy metals in hard water. Glyphosate, the researchers determined, is killing farm workers by the thousands.
In El Salvador, CKDu is the second leading cause of death among men. This is a disease that didn’t exist before the introduction of glyphosate. Men who spend their lives working the land in these poor countries are dying for Monsanto.
The researchers say that although glyphosate alone isn’t responsible for CKDu, it has “acquired the ability to destroy the renal tissues of thousands of farmers when it forms complexes with a localized geo environmental factor (water hardness) and nephrotoxic metals.”