Attention: Roundup damages sperm
by Jon Rappoport
July 16, 2014
GM Watch, June 13: “Roundup damages sperm—new study.”
“A new study in rats found that Roundup altered testicular function after only 8 days of exposure at a concentration of only 0.5%, similar to levels found in water after agricultural spraying…”
“The study found no difference in sperm concentration, viability and mobility, but there was an increase in abnormal sperm formation measured 2, 3, and 4 months after this short exposure.”
“Roundup was found to change gene expression in sperm cells, which could alter the balance of the sex hormones androgen and estrogen. A negative impact on sperm quality was confirmed, raising questions about impaired sperm efficiency. The authors suggested that repeated exposures to Roundup at doses lower than those used in agriculture could damage mammalian reproduction over the long term.”
The study: “An acute exposure to glyphosate-based herbicide alters aromatase levels in testis and sperm nuclear quality”
by: Estelle Cassault-Meyer, Steeve Gress, Gilles-Éric Séralini, Isabelle Galeraud-Denis
Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Volume 38, Issue 1, July 2014, pp. 131–140
Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world—from gigantic farms to home gardens—has the potential to disrupt human reproduction.
Shall we call this big-ag depopulation?
Examine any territory on Earth where farming is done on a large scale, and you will find Monsanto and its allies (e.g., Bill Gates) exerting enormous pressure to expand GMO crops—the food-plants specifically designed to survive drenching with Roundup.
This is a modern version of the Trojan Horse. Offer the GMO gift, poison the population.
Monsanto is headquartered in the US. No federal agency has lifted a finger to prosecute or limit Monsanto’s operations.
The two agencies that could take an ax to Monsanto, opening the door to prosecution by the Dept. of Justice, are the FDA and the USDA.
Deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar? The infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor was instrumental in winning approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.
Commissioner of the USDA? Ex-Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.
The USDA’s director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture? Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.
The counsel for the USDA? Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.
Prospective candidate for US President? Hillary Clinton, whose former law firm, Rose, was counsel to Monsanto.
Current President? Barack Obama, who, during his tenure, saw the appointments of the above Taylor, Vilsack, Beachy, and Romero to their key posts.
Obama also permitted, without pause, the entry of the following new GMO crops into the food supply:
* Monsanto GMO alfalfa.
* Monsanto GMO sugar beets.
* Monsanto GMO Bt soybean.
* Monsanto GMO sweet corn.
* Syngenta GMO corn for ethanol.
* Syngenta GMO stacked corn.
* Pioneer GMO soybean.
* Syngenta GMO Bt cotton.
* Bayer GMO cotton.
* ATryn, an anti-clotting agent from the milk of transgenic goats.
* A GMO papaya strain.
This track record should clear up any confusion Obama’s supporters still have about his position on Roundup and GMOs.
A full-on federal criminal prosecution of Monsanto will happen when mosquitos pilot a space ship to Jupiter.
The future of human reproduction is simply not an issue worthy of government attention. Strike that. Favoring Roundup-induced lower birth rates (aka depopulation) ranks as attention, doesn’t it?
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com