Danish farmer Ib Borup Pedersen and his family have been raising pigs since 1959. It was only after he switch his feed to Monsanto’s GMO feed – which had been grown with glyphosate – that he became alarmed at the growing incidence of malformation among his newborn piglets. Deformities include gaps in piglets’ skulls, deformed bones, missing limbs, and even a female piglet with testicles.
Pedersen had the piglets’ bodies sent to a Danish laboratory for analysis. The results showed high concentrations of Monsanto’s glyphosate pesticide, commonly known as Roundup, in the piglets’ organs.
On the other side of the globe researchers found that glyphosate run off in Sri Lanka’s water systems resulted in an epidemic rise in a fatal chronic kidney disease, or CKDu. Similar observations have been made in El Salvador and Nicaragua, where more men die of CKDu than AIDS. In each of these populations Roundup exposure is rampant.
Recent studies reveal that Roundup herbicide is likewise contributing to the decline of honeybee populations. After a careful review of the science, a Mexican judge ruled that GMO soy agriculture was an economic threat to the beekeepers in the state of Yucatan, and banned Monsanto’s plans to plant thousands of acres of Roundup Ready soybeans.
As time passes more and more research is emerging showing the adverse effects of Monsanto’s GMO’s and Roundup on all living organism.
Terry Pfau DO, HMD