The herbicide used in Roundup has been definitively linked to brain, intestinal and heart defects in fetuses according to a new scientific study, the results of which were released this week in Argentina.

One of the most memorable things I learned in the fascinating study of biology was that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.” This is a phrase I have never, ever forgotten. It means that the stages of a fetus repeat the stages in which all of life has developed on the planet. Thus the human fetuses goes through fish, amphibian and monkey-like stages, for example. This connects to my philosophy of raw-wisdom. There seems to be a conscious, not a mechanical evolution within each of us and this indicates the very deep interconnectedness of all of life on Earth!

I bring this up because the study “used amphibian embryos” and the results “are completely comparable to what would happen in the development of a human embryo,” according to embryology professor Andreas Carrasco, one of the study’s authors. What he doesn’t mention is that amphibians are among the most threatened species on the planet, subject to extinctions as they are chemically sensitive.

This was the first study ever of embryos where glyphosate exposure was tracked.

The frightening part of this study is that the levels of herbicide used “were much lower than the levels used in the the situation is much more serious…[as] glyphosate does not degrade,” added Carrasco. The vast global spraying of Roundup adds to the problem. Birth defects in the US and around the world have skyrocketed. For example, autism used to be rare a generation ago. I only affected 1 out of 5,000 newborns in the US. Now it is epidemic, affecting closer to 1 out of 90!

Carrasco also gave the example of what occurred in Ituzaingo, Argentina, a district where 5,000 people over the past 8 years were exposed to fumigations, and 300 cases of cancer developed as a result. “In communities like Ituzaingo its already too late, but we have to have a preventive system.”  He added that there has to be a serious study of the effects of glyphosate, which political forces have hindered due to lobbying by Monsanto.

It is time to take the bull by the horn and stop the unconscionable  selling, marketing and distributing this single most lethal of all contaminants on our entire planet – what can only  boomerangs to deeply harm ourselves, our children and future generations

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