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Islander
06-13-11, 06:54 PM
by Terrie Schultz
June 08, 2011

The information that the herbicide Roundup causes birth defects has been known by industry regulators for years, but they continue to approve its use in agriculture.

According to a report co-authored by a number of scientists and published by Earth Open Source, the widely-used herbicide Roundup causes birth defects as well as "endocrine disruption, damage to DNA, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and cancer" at amounts similar to pesticide residue found on produce. Yet, although this information has been known by industry regulators for years, they ignored it and allowed its continued use. This is outrageous.

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