I recently read an article in Organic Gardening magazine describing a study by two scientists (one of them from NH!) that concludes the active ingredient in Roundup (the herbicide widely used on crops that are genetically modified to withstand it) is connected to many of the "diseases of civilization" "These diseases and conditions include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, birth defects, and more."  The authors reviews 286 studies on the biological effects of the chemical (glyphosate).  So, this is nothing new, but it is raising awareness about this chemical that is very widely used, and our food system is increasingly dependent on. "These findings are a bombshell that, if confirmed by further studies, could lead to a worldwide ban on glyphosate."
Check it out:  http://www.organicgardening.com/living/roundup-unready 

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