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July 28, 2015

Module: Glyphosate Causes Cancer

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Recently the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) put the system’s official seal on what we’ve long known: Glyphosate causes cancer. This module will assemble the evidence proving this. Glyphosate’s two main cancer causing mechanisms are: It is an endocrine disruptor, and it causes gene and cell damage. Each of these causations will be the subject of its own module.
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Here’s the science the IARC emphasized, building from its 2014 review which emphasized glyphosate as a potent cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and B cell lymphoma.
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*The IARC cites a series of epidemiological studies of farmers. The studies found a strong pattern of evidence that glyphosate causes NHL. These were a 2001 Canadian study, Swedish studies from 2002, this study also strongly linking glyphosate to hairy cell leukemia in addition to NHL, and 2008 (also a prior study from 1999 found the NHL link), and a 2003 US study. The authors of this study wrote, “Current medical research suggests that while farmers are generally healthier than the general U.S. population, they may have higher rates of some cancers, including leukemia, myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the lip, stomach, skin, brain, and prostate.” Another 2005 US study found a strong link between glyphosate and multiple myeloma, along with links to melanoma, colon, rectum, kidney, and bladder cancers.
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The IARC considered only evidence from 2001 onward. But the evidence goes back decades prior to that.
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A rat feeding study which ran from 1979-1981 found a significant link to testicular cancer. This finding was disparaged by the EPA when a subsequent 1988-1990 test using higher doses did not find this cancerous effect. But this was based on the junk science of “dose-response”, which dogmatizes that any toxic effect must become more pronounced in linear proportion as the dosage rises. This ignores the fact that endocrine disruptors are often most toxic at lower doses. So the second rat test does nothing to override the first. (This second test did find evidence linking glyphosate to cancers of the pancreas and liver in males, the thyroid in females.) The EPA initially classified glyphosate as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in 1985 based on a 1983 study of mice which linked glyphosate to kidney tumors in males and thyroid tumors in females. But using a similar bogus “re-evaluation”, the EPA reclassified glyphosate in 1991 as non-carcinogenic. This was done for no reason other than to clear the regulatory and propaganda path for the upcoming Roundup Ready GMOs. It had zero scientific basis, but was a pure ideological move.
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Indeed, no one knew earlier than Monsanto and the EPA that glyphosate causes cancer. We’re up to 35 years of knowing, willful homicidal dereliction.
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More recently the evidence has been building, accusing glyphosate of causing other cancers.
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*A 2013 in vitro human cell study from Thailand found that Roundup stimulated the growth of hormone-responsive breast cancer cells.
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*A 2010 mouse study found a link between glyphosate and skin cancer.
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*The 2012 Seralini study, republished in 2014, was for many reasons targeted for slander and suppression even before it was published, one of them being its reinforcement of the evidence that Roundup causes cancer. The study linked Roundup, fed both with and without Roundup Ready maize, to female breast, ovarian, and skin tumors, and to male kidney and skin tumors. For both males and females, the experimental groups demonstrated a higher incidence and faster onset of non-regressive palpable tumors. The earliest tumors were at 4 and 7 months for males and females respectively, with most manifesting after 18 months. This is one of the most decisive refutations of the legitimacy of the industry’s preferred 90 day or shorter tests. This too-short duration is one of the main elements of science fraud perpetrated by almost all corporate and governmental “studies”.
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*A 2009 epidemiological survey linked the application of herbicides (and other pesticides), among which glyphosate is probably the most common one used by the respondents, to childhood brain cancer. But the study doesn’t actually specify which kind of herbicide(s). Primarily Roundup or not, the findings comprise a severe condemnation of pesticides in general.
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Epidemiological studies from the world’s Roundup ground zero, the “Soy Republic” of Argentina, provide copious data on the effects of this poison on exposed residents, cancer and many other horrific effects which I’ll discuss in subsequent modules. We’re nowhere near done with glyphosate, unfortunately.
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*The 2010 Cordoba Conference of the Physicians of Fumigated Towns reported on the many health horrors the doctors documented from the Roundup zone, including very high cancer rates among children, young adults, and older adults.
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*Also in 2010 a government-commissioned report on the health of the glyphosate-saturated Chaco province found, among other epidemics, that childhood cancer rates had tripled in the ten years of Roundup Ready soy cultivation.
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*The Cordoba Health Ministry’s “Report on Cancer in Cordoba 2004-2009” found cancer rates in the Roundup zone to be as much as double the provincial average.
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*A 2010 study from Santa Fe found cancer rates 2-4X the national average. This included cancers of the breast, prostate, and lungs.
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*A multi-year study comparing Chaco villages within the Roundup zone to villages outside found much higher cancer rates in the Roundup-saturated area.
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*Most recently, a University of Cordoba study in the town of Monte Maiz, located near the Roundup fields and also used for grain storage, found massive glyphosate residues in the soil and air and documented a cancer rate five times the national average along with a long list of other severe health effects.
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As always where dealing with the corporate science paradigm and its corrupt system, we must keep in mind that much of the most damning evidence is being kept secret by Monsanto and the US and German governments. These continue to stonewall and refuse to render public much of the information they have, under the rubric of protecting “trade secrets”. But where it comes to science no secret has any right to exist, and to assert or find such a right is prima facie proof of one’s bad faith and malign intent.
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By definition there can be no such thing as “secret science”. You can have science, whose results are part of the public record, or you can have secrecy. In that case reason and common sense must assume that the evidence is devastating to the secret-keeper. This, along with the absolute, systematic refusal of the government and corporations to perform legitimate safety testing on any GMO or pesticide, comprises negative proof that the corporations know or fear the worst. They live in terror of what would become of them and their criminal products if the truth came to light.
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We can regard this as definitively proven and go on from there.
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For further reading:
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https://attempter.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/glyphosate-and-its-advocates-are-cancer/
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https://attempter.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/scientism-and-the-secret-science-on-roundup/
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https://attempter.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/rounding-up-roundup/
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http://earthopensource.org/gmomythsandtruths/sample-page/4-health-hazards-roundup-glyphosate/4-1-myth-roundup-safe-herbicide-low-toxicity-animals-humans/
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http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26614-monsanto-s-roundup-linked-to-cancer
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http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_Probably_Carcinogenic_to_Humans.php
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http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php
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http://www.gmeducation.org/food-and-health/p216779-argentina-s-genetically-engineered-hell.html
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9 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on New Human New Earth.

    Comment by NewHuman NewEarth — July 28, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

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