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99.6% of Germans Test Positive for Monsanto Poisoning

Study reveals that meat-eaters and children are among most affected by dangerously high levels of herbicide exposure.

Researchers with the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin, Germany have found that 99.6 percent of Germans are poisoned with glyphosate residue—a compound used in Monsanto's Roundup, the nation's most commonly used herbicide—and concluded by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be “probably carcinogenic.” Urine samples from more than 2,000 Germans found that 75 percent had “exceedingly high” levels of the herbicide, with one-third of participants having 10 to 42 times the recommended limit, and with children ranging from infancy to 19 years of age among those most affected. Meat-eaters were found to be far more affected by the poisoning—compared to vegetarians, vegans, and those who eat organic—due in part to farmed animals on a diet of GMO corn and soy. Roundup has been found to be a powerful endocrine disruptor, and even exposure of extremely low concentrations (measured in parts per trillion, rather than the standard parts per million) can interfere with reproductive development, fertility, and stimulate cancer growth. “The investigation was the largest of its kind ever carried out and volunteers from all over Germany participated in it,” veterinarian and study author Monika Krüger said. “The findings exemplify that further research must be conducted in order to grasp the link between glyphosate exposure through food, drinking water, or air and serious diseases.”

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