Monsanto Has Known Since 1981 that Glyphosate Promotes Cancer

Great interview with researcher Dr Anthony Samsel from Dr Mercola’s website.

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Researcher Reveals Monsanto Has Known Since 1981 That Glyphosate Promotes Cancer

Dr Anthony Samsel has obtained copies from Monsanto’s original glyphosate studies from the 1970s. After reviewing thousands and thousands of pages of data, this is what he found:

What amazed me was that Monsanto knew in 1981 that glyphosate caused adenomas and carcinomas in the rats that they’ve studied… The highest incidence of tumorigenic growth occurred in the pituitary gland… the second highest levels were in the breasts of the female rats, in the mammary glands… Thirdly, the next highest tumorigenic growth was found in the testicles of male rats.

How did Monsanto and Biodynamics—the company doing the research—hide these inconvenient facts?

According to Dr. Samsel, they cancelled out the controls and the damning findings by using historical control data from unrelated studies. It’s also worth noting that these negative findings were never published in the peer-reviewed literature or submitted to the EPA or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cancer was clearly shown in their 26-month long feeding study, but the only studies Monsanto has published are studies done in less than three months, which hides the consequences of eating glyphosate and genetically engineered foods over the course of a lifetime.

Read more here.

 

 

9 thoughts on “Monsanto Has Known Since 1981 that Glyphosate Promotes Cancer

  1. Much like Exxon. It makes you wonder… surely there are big corporations who have foregone pure profit for the sake of the Earth and humankind. If so, did they go out of business? Or did they adapt to reality and still remain solvent?

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    • In my view, JoAnn, the problem lies in the basic structure of capitalism. By law, corporations are required to place the financial return of their shareholders above every other consideration – including human health, environmental protection and ethics. In other words, they can be prosecuted by setting health/environmental standards that reduce financial return to shareholders.

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      • There was a time when corporations considered their workers and the general community. When unions were on the scene, 50’s 60’s. And there were regulations that tempered capitalism, that allowed it to be more balanced. Profit-only, per each quarter, logically puts a company out of business eventually. Money must be allocated to employee retention and training, as well as R&D, to stay in business over the long haul. But the CEO’s and share holders don’t care. It’s like there’s no tomorrow.

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  2. I’m not sure if this is true of all human beings, Rosaliene. There are still millions of people out there who place the collective needs of their community above their own selfish interests.

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