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​Monsanto's Roundup may be linked to fatal kidney disease, new study suggests


A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.

The new study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Researchers suggest that Roundup, or glyphosate, becomes highly toxic to the kidney once mixed with “hard” water or metals like arsenic and cadmium that often exist naturally in the soil or are added via fertilizer. Hard water contains metals like calcium, magnesium, strontium, and iron, among others. On its own, glyphosate is toxic, but not detrimental enough to eradicate kidney tissue.

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bruce MN

Re: ​Monsanto's Roundup may be linked to fatal kidney disease, new study suggests

Losty a well in the late 70's.  Had a sugar sand problem and the well man dropped the screen he was going to flush out down the deep casing and it wedged and we simply couldn't get it up and running again.  Good water.  Drilled shallower into a vein that was on the log that had been drilled past the first time.  Did so to avoid getting back into that sand. Immediately had problems with respiritory ailments in little pigs which manifested into serious rhinitis and plueroneumonia, which we had never had before.


One of those old time door to door feed men...don't remember if it was Morrman's, Peet's or 4X4 stopped by one day and Dad and I were telling him about what was going on and he said "Your water is prooably too hard and the pigs are getting loaded up with excessive calcium and magnesium that the don't need at a young age."


Put a softener ahead of the farrowing house and nursery and "Viola!'....the problems ended right now.   Once the pigs got past 60# they could handle it. Have always felt bad that we didn't track that guy down and give him at least some of our feed business.


Re: ​Monsanto's Roundup may be linked to fatal kidney disease, new study suggests

A simple fact got buried in the complexitiy and food fight fragmentation, for and against about GMOs. That is that it can't be a good thing to be saturating the soil every year with large doses of the same chemical.


I'd expect that any reaction to problems that arise will be equally irrational and subject to obfuscations on all sides.


Tell me how we're going to put this genie back in the bottle?