Is GMO Farming Poisoning The World’s Drinking Water?
Monsanto’s Herbicide Linked To Groundwater Contamination
In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last year, evidence surfaced that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto’s patented herbicide Roundup, is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.1 The researchers found that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain, had levels beyond the limit of quantification – indicating that, despite the manufacturer’s claims, glyphosate herbicide does not break down rapidly in the environment, and is accumulating there in concerning quantities.
Stephan A. Schwartz
The more research I do on GMOs, the less the immediate problem seems to be the seeds, and the more it seems to center on the toxins used to protect the seeds, and the costs associated with this industrial chemical model of agriculture. Here is the latest.
Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs And 22 Diseases
As crops that use the herbicide glyphosate rise, so do a wide range of diseases.
The deep corruption of government is putting the health of the American people at serious risk.
The research highlighted below, “Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America,” was published in The Journal of Organic Systems this September and links GMOs to 22 diseases with very high correlation.
I focus on the idea of open source transperancy in the big corporate food/consumer health arena. It serves as a friendly nudge/warning to large corporations that open sourcing will overtake their market share unless they flow with the changing times.
Starbucks Plays Middle Of GMO Road; Gets Run Over
Phi Beta Iota: This shines a light on the Grocery Manufacturing Asssocation (GMA) and its role in manipulating public perceptions and fronting for Monsanto and others in obfuscating the truth about processed foods, GMO, and other toxins their Members sell to the public.
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How open source is changing our food
Our planet is currently inhabited by 7 billion people. We believe open source holds a key to building better hardware, methods, and systems to help us grow, harvest, and share food with each other—right where we live, and on a greater scale, with our global neighbors.
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