Monsanto Makes Us Sick! leaflet

Monsanto’s
ROUNDUP
It’s Making Us Sick!
It’s in your food and beverages.
Your air and water.
Your urine, blood & breast milk.
And it’s making you sick.
Monsanto’s Roundup is the most widely used agricultural chemical of all time. Between 1996-2011, the
use of Roundup on GMO crops increased by 527 million pounds. In 2014 alone, Monsanto sold $1.25 billion
worth of Roundup. It’s no wonder Monsanto spends
millions on a public relations campaign to convince
you that Roundup is safe.
A poison without borders
Farm workers are dying of Chronic Kidney Disease in
Sri Lanka, India and Central America where glyphosate,
the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is used to
dry out crops like sugar cane, and to control weeds in
rice paddies and coconut plantations.
Cancer and birth defects are skyrocketing in the fumigated towns of South America, where glyphosate is
sprayed on vast plantations of Roundup-Ready soy.
Neurological diseases, including ADHD, Alzheimer’s,
Autism and Parkinson’s, are plaguing people in the U.S.
where almost all non-organic food and beverages have
ingredients from Roundup Ready crops (soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa) or from animals
raised on them. In the U.S. we’ve seen an explosion of
digestive problems and food allergies, from leaky-gut
syndrome to celiac disease. Studies suggest these conditions are linked, in part, to the use of glyphosate to
speed up the drying of wheat crops in order to harvest
them faster.
"When future historians come to write about our era…
[w]hen it comes to glyphosate they are going to write
about our willingness to sacrifice our children and to
jeopardize our very existence...” -Don Huber, Professor
Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University
How Roundup makes you sick
▶ Kills healthy gut bacteria, while encouraging the
growth of pathogens.
▶ Proliferates cancer cells.
▶ Interferes with the normal development of the fetus.
▶ Acts as an estrogen and depletes testosterone.
▶ Enhances the damaging effects of other toxins in the
environment by disrupting the function of enzymes
that normally detoxify foreign chemical compounds.
▶ Binds with metals like aluminum or arsenic to attack
the brain or tax the kidneys.
“Chronically ill humans showed significantly higher
glyphosate residues in urine than [the] healthy
population. The presence of glyphosate residues in…
humans… could haul the entire population towards
numerous health hazards.” -Krüger et al., Journal of
Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, 2014
How to avoid glyphosate
There's a growing body of scientific studies documenting the harms of glyphosate. As long as there is inadequate testing and regulatory oversight of glyphosate
use, there can be no traceability, no accountability and,
as Monsanto well knows, no liability relating to the
impact of this toxic chemical.
What can consumers do? Trust their own experience.
And limit their exposure to glyphosate by choosing organic. Many members of the Organic Consumers Association have found that going organic to get
glyphosate out of their bodies improves their health.
"Roundup kills plants, causes birth defects in
vertebrates, and is linked to cancer. Can a living planet
withstand the continuous assault from this poison
any more than the human body can withstand the
attack from an aggressive cancer? Do we need to
fight biotech agriculture with the same persistence,
commitment and force that we bring to bear in
battling cancers?" -Jeff Ritterman the M.D.
Join the Millions Against Monsanto
Campaign to Ban Roundup
organicconsumers.org
fb.com/organicconsumers
fb.com/millionsagainst