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Danish Environmental Authority Calls Roundup a Carcinogen

Danish Environmental Authority Calls Roundup a Carcinogen

June 5, 2015 — Monsanto’s toxic weed-killer Roundup has been declared a carcinogen (cancer-causing chemical) by the Working Environmental Authority in Denmark.

Danish experts spoke to the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) and warned that Roundup should not be used by gardeners to control weeds:

“We know that glyphosate causes cancer in other mammals, but it has not been demonstrated in humans. That is because the effects are not investigated thoroughly enough in people yet. But when we see that other mammals get cancer from glyphosate, we must assume that people who are exposed to the substance can also develop cancer.”

Back in 2003, Denmark was one of the first countries to ban the spraying of Roundup.

Since then, many other countries have taken similar action or restricted non-commercial use of the chemical. These countries include Sri Lanka, Bermuda, El Salvador, Sweden, Brazil, Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, Russia, Tasmania, India, and more.

In some cases, government officials banned Roundup after noticing skyrocketing rates of chronic kidney disease in small farming communities beginning in the mid-1990s, when the popularity of Roundup boomed.

The United States is a notable exception to the growing list of countries that have restricted Roundup. Monsanto, a massive American agricultural business, has made billions marketing “Roundup Ready” crops that are genetically engineered (GMO) to resist glyphosate. Today, nearly every acre of corn and soy grown in the United States is sprayed with Roundup. It is also widely used in parks, playground, backyards, sidewalks, orchards, and more.

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