In addition to Dr. Oz, millions of concerned consumers worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) – all who have shared their concern against the use of herbicide glyphosate, 30,000 doctors in Argentina are now demanding measures be adopted to eliminate the use of this commonly used herbicide.
The grand amount of doctors are part of FESPROSA, Argentina’s Union of medical professionals. The physicians were inspired to order action after the WHO recently declared that glyphosate chemicals used in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Round Up (used on ‘RoundUp Ready’ crops) are “possibly carcinogenic”.
The Argentinian doctors also added an additional disclaimer:
Glyphosate is also associated with: *Spontaneous abortions*Birth defects*Respiratory Illness*Neurological Disease
“In our country glyphosate is applied on more than 28 million hectares. Each year, the soil is sprayed with more than 320 million litres, which means that 13 million people are at risk of being affected, according to the Physicians Network of Sprayed Peoples (RMPF). Soy is not the only crop addicted to glyphosate: the herbicide is also used for transgenic maize and other crops. Where glyphosate falls, only GMOs can grow. Everything else dies.”
“Our trade union, the Federation of Health Professionals of Argentina (FESPROSA), which represents more than 30,000 doctors and health professionals in our country, includes the Social Health Collective of Andrés Carrasco. Andrés Carrasco was a researcher at [Argentine government research institute] CONICET, who died a year ago, and showed the damage caused by glyphosate to embryos. For disseminating his research, he was attacked by the industry and the authorities at CONICET. Today, WHO vindicates him.”
With evidence like this, it seems only a matter of time before herbicide glyphosate is banned from use worldwide. Perhaps a decade or more will be needed to initiate action (seeing how long it’s taken the US government to reduce fluoride levels in drinking water), but it is an inevitable happening.
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