Food Poisoning


Monsanto makes seeds for soy, corn, canola, cotton, alfalfa and sugar beets that are genetically engineered to be tolerant to Roundup. The seeds are marketed in 120 countries. Throughout the world, Roundup is sprayed heavily as a weed killer without fear of damaging the cash crops, which have been engineered to survive the herbicide’s effects.

Roundup seemed, at first, to be the perfect herbicide. It blocks the ESPS synthase enzyme, which prevents the synthesis of amino acids that plants need for growth. Since animals don’t have this enzyme, it was initially hypothesized that they would be safe from Roundup’s effects.

Unfortunately, Roundup has now been shown to affect much more than the EPSP synthase enzyme. The herbicide has been proven to cause birth defects in vertebrates, including in humans, and it may also be the cause of a fatal kidney disease epidemic.



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10 Responses to Food Poisoning

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Bad Monsanto.


  2. Den says:

    The epitome of an evil corporation full of Americans screwing over fellow Americans like none that came before it.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Boston cream pie @ Hillside. 😄


  4. º¿carol says:

    Had my teeth cleaned today. Dentist found a teeny, tiny spot so back I go for a little drilling in a couple weeks.

    It was a nice day, partially sunny and now that it’s getting close to my walk time? Raining. There’s thunder, too, and the sky just got awfully dark. Oh, well, I’ll go out anyway. I can probably hang around on the garage patio, it has the roof over it.

    This is the first time I’ve sat down at the computer today, 6:12 p.m. I made Den’s place my first story. Hopefully, after I do some reading, I’ll remember to come back with something I’ve learned. One can only hope I’ll learn something.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Alice is a gem.


  6. jim hitchcock says:

    Bummer for Dodger fans. Wait till next year.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Sunset was subtle pastels just above the horizon.


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