By Matilde Moyano
A new international study recently published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory researcher Stephanie Seneff indicates thatherbicideglyphosateit can negatively affect or "cut off" embryonic and fetal development and favors the "anencephalic phenotype", a defect in the formation of the baby's neural tube.
Theglyphosate,'star' product of the multinational Monsanto, is the object of study of more than665 scientific investigations that show the diseases it can cause and its enormous environmental impact. Nevertheless,Argentine agriculture uses 240,000 tons per year of this poison (amount that grows every year) in transgenic crops such as soybeans, corn, wheat and cotton, and those most affected are the inhabitants of the ‘fumigated villages', Where children are born with various malformations.
The Argentine scientist now deceasedAndres Carrasco, who chaired the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), had already confirmed the devastating effects of glyphosate on amphibian embryos.
The study abstract by the MIT researcher says:
TheAnencephaly, which occurs when the rostral end of the neural tube does not close early in embryonic development, represents perhaps the most extreme manifestation of neural tube defects (NTDs). A wide range of developmental events and processes cause or are strongly associated with NTDs in general and anencephaly in particular. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicidal chemical on the planet.We reviewed a multitude of ways that glyphosate can negatively affect, or "cut off," embryonic and fetal development to specifically favor the anencephalic phenotype. The evidence presented here includes data collected from epidemiology, toxicology, general and nutritional biochemistry, and developmental biology. While the case here is often based on statistical associations and plausible biological arguments,we offer clearly defined pathways in which glyphosate can be viewed as probably the knife-holding one that is inflicting some, or perhaps most, of these developmental cuts that lead to anencephaly and other NTDs. We offer some suggestions for lines of research to validate or refute our thesis, and conclude with our reflections on the relevance of this link with respect to public health policy.
The complete study at the following link: http://www.sciforschenonline.org/journals/neurology/article-data/JNNB-3-140/JNNB-3-140.pdf
MALFORMATIONS IN CHILDREN OF ARGENTINA
It is worth mentioning the case of the Argentine girlMartina, a native of Baigorrita, a town in the northwest of the province of Buenos Aires, whowas born with a malformation produced during embryonic development: esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula, an unusual disease that has nothing by chance, since next to his house there was a glyphosate deposit. His mother, María Liz Robledo, testified in the International Tribunal that last October she tried Monsanto in The Hague under the crime ofEcocide.
You can see the testimony in this video: http://www.elfederal.com.ar/el-glifosato-impide-el-desarrollo-embrionario-y-fetal/