Monsanto & Miscarriages in Cattle


Glyphosate’s Impact on Field Crop Production and Disease Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa renewed a debate about the safety of genetically modified crops and the use of glyphosate in the environment.

This is not a new controversy, but many statements released in recent weeks by groups opposed to the use of genetically modified (GM) crops have claimed that glyphosate use and Roundup Ready® technology will be disastrous and that glyphosate has damaged crop production by decreasing nutrient availability to plants, reducing nutrient content of food and livestock feed, and increasing plant susceptibility to disease (Zerbe, 2011). There also are claims that glyphosate is contributing to an increase in more than 40 plant diseases that may also affect human and animal health (Smith, 2011; Zerbe, 2011). However, evidence to support these claims has neither been presented to nor evaluated by the scientific community.


The letter is authored by COL (Retired) Don M. Huber, a former Emeritus Professor at Purdue University. Huber was also the coordinator at the American Phytopathological Society, an organization that studies plant diseases and pathogens. Huber also sat on the committee for Emerging Diseases and Pathogens, chaired by an Agriculture Research Service (USDA) employee from Fort Detrick, Maryland.  

In his letter, Huber warns about a new pathogen, unknown to science, "…that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings. Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn — suggesting a link with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup."

This pathogen appears to be link to widespread spontaneous abortions among cattle. As Huber explains, "450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers …experienced spontaneous abortions."

Huber goes on to say that this pathogen "…could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. …This new organism may already be responsible for significant harm…"

Huber's letter was made available to Tom Vilsack well before the USDA's recent decision to deregulate GE alfalfa, meaning that the USDA deregulated GE alfalfa even after being made aware of this severe threat to human and animal health.



Natural News… NaturalNews) After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto, and it signifies the beginning of a new era of widespreadgenetic pollutionof North America's crops and ranch animals (which eat those crops).

Even though the USDA recently admitted in itsFinal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)that GE alfalfa may pose a risk to both organic farmers and conventional farmers (http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/…), the agency suddenly and without scientific justification decided toremove all restrictionsand allow Monsanto to regulate itself!

This is the work of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack,

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/031139_GE_alfalfa_deregulation.html#ixzz1X9v67siw
Pamela Ida


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