As if waiting in scientific exile for a signal that would allow them back in the world, a massive medical group in Argentina followed up on the recent World Health Organization announcement that Roundup is a probable carcinogen.
FESPROSA, the union representing 30,000 doctors and health professionals, issued a devastating statement (reported at GM Watch, 4/16):
“Glyphosate not only causes cancer. It is also associated with increased spontaneous abortions, birth defects, skin diseases, and respiratory and neurological disease.”
“Health authorities, including the National Ministry of Health and the political powers, can no longer look away. Agribusiness cannot keep growing at the expense of the health of the Argentine people. The 30,000 health professionals in Argentina in the FESPROSA ask that glyphosate is now prohibited in our country and that a debate on the necessary restructuring of agribusiness is opened, focusing on the application of technologies that do not endanger human life.”
“In our country glyphosate is applied on more than 28 million hectares. Each year, the soil is sprayed with more than 320 million litres, which means that 13 million people are at risk of being affected, according to the Physicians Network of Sprayed Peoples (RMPF). Soy is not the only crop addicted to glyphosate: the herbicide is also used for transgenic maize and other crops. Where glyphosate falls, only GMOs can grow. Everything else dies.”
Make no mistake about it, this is an Argentine manifesto against chemical warfare.
Monsanto is the attacking army.
This Argentine union of medical professionals has been chafing under Monsanto’s control, as that corporation has colluded with politicians to continue the all-out attack on the population.
When Monsanto’s Agent Orange herbicide fell on Vietnam, destroying countless lives, the company was just getting started.
It has continued its war on life to this day.
In the US, why are people spending their energy trying to label GMO crops, when the majority of those plants are drenched with Roundup? Label poison? Let the consumer decide whether to eat a poison that is affecting the entire country?
Is that the best America can do—especially given the fact that Monsanto is headquartered here?
The campaign should be: Ban Roundup. Ban all genetically modified crops that require it. Boycott Roundup for any use.
The US Department of Justice refuses to prosecute Monsanto for high crimes, since the DOJ and the FDA and USDA are rogue criminal agencies. They collude with Monsanto.
And as I’ve documented, Barack Obama is Monsanto’s current man in Washington.
That’s the set-up.
But Argentina has sent a flare through the clouds.