GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, GLYPHOSATE AND THE DETERIORATION OF HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Nancy L. Swanson 1, Andre Leu 2*, Jon Abrahamson 3 and Bradley Wallet 4
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Kathleen Hallal, Moderator
Dr. Stephanie Seneff, MIT Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Nancy Swanson, Retired United States Navy staff scientist, author
Dr. Anthony Samsel, Retired Science Consultant
Dr. Don M. Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University
Jack Olmsted, Producer
A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally.
The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both.
Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer. In the present study, US government databases were searched for GE crop data, glyphosate application data and disease epidemiological data.
The significance and strength of the correlations show that the effects of glyphosate and GE crops on human health should be further investigated.
Dr. Nancy Swanson’s power point presentation that will be used for the panel discussion: http://www.slideshare.net/digitalrepo…
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