Groundbreaking Study Shows Roundup Causes Birth Defects

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world's best-selling weedkiller Roundup, causes malformations in frog and chicken embryos at doses far lower than those used in agricultural spraying and well below maximum residue levels in products presently approved in the European Union, according to the latest evidence.

At a press conference during the 6th European Conference of GMO Free Regions in the European Parliament in Brussels, Professor Andres Carrasco said, "The findings in the lab are compatible with malformations observed in humans exposed to glyphosate during pregnancy."

The authors concluded that the results raise "concerns about the clinical findings from human offspring in populations exposed to Roundup in agricultural fields." Carrasco added, "I suspect the toxicity classification of glyphosate is too low. In some cases this can be a powerful poison."

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