Like cigarette companies, Monsanto continues to tirelessly defend its products, in particular its controversial weed killer Roundup, which has gained popularity in Bulgaria among those wishing to be "modern" gardeners without much, much labor. According to a number of scientific studies, Roundup may be one of the most dangerous chemicals ever created on the planet, a product of human negligence, greed and lack of vision.

According to the International Journal of Environmental and Public Health Research - the world's best-selling herbicide, currently high in glyphosate, in Roundup, has been linked to epidemics of fatal kidney disease affecting the poorest farmers areas around the world.

In Sri Lanka, for example, 15% of the population is affected - a total of 400 000 patients and 20 000 deaths. A study by medical experts and scientists reveals that kidney disease is directly linked to Glyphosis. This leads to a complete ban on the product and its withdrawal from the market by President Mahinda Rajapaksa shortly after learning the report.

Glyphosate acts as a carrier of heavy metals to the kidneys, making it particularly dangerous in areas where there is a saturated content of heavy metals in water and soil. Metals such as arsenic and cadmium are naturally present in some soil or can be artificially added to fertilizers. Heavy metals along with Glyphosate and other herbicides have been found in the urine of all patients with kidney problems in Sri Lanka.

This mysterious kidney disease kills thousands of farm workers in Central America, Sri Lanka and India. Although the disease is treatable and easily treatable in Western countries, it has killed more people in Nicaragua and El Salvador in the last 5 years than in spine, leukemia and diabetes combined. El Salvador is also in the process of completely banning at least a dozen agro-chemicals, including glyphosate, but these measures are yet to come into force.

Brazil and Chile are also taking action against Monsanto. In Brazil Гlyphosate has been proposed for a total ban, as well as a number of other genetically modified herbicides. The Brazilian Court of Appeal also ruled out a ban on the cultivation of GM maize offered by the European company Bayer, which we fund every time we buy aspirin.

In Chile, the government rejected the "Monsanto Act," which would entitle the corporation to patent a large portion of the seeds traditionally produced in Chile, after which farmers would be required to buy seeds from the corporation. This is the situation in the United States now, where farmers can be tried and their produce taken away if they are "caught" using seeds from an unspecified source, that is, they were not purchased by Monsanto. After massive protests over the proposed law, the country ultimately decides to reject it because it is at odds with biodiversity and would be detrimental to local producers who are already suffering from unequal competition with giant manufacturing corporations. The locals expect the law to be re-proposed by lobbyists of these companies soon.

The same is happening right now in Colombia, where farmers are protesting against the Monsanto Act, which was "stymied" by free trade agreements with the United States. Seed patenting has also raised protests in Argentina, Venezuela and Mexico.

Monsanto doesn't care about local laws

Meanwhile, in South Africa, Monsanto radio ads are being downloaded, which promotes the qualities of GM crops without being substantiated.  

The ad states that GM crops "allow more food to be produced using fewer resources; provide a healthier environment because they use less pesticides and reduce their carbon footprint while significantly increasing yields! "

What more could one ask for?… For South African law, however, such allegations must be backed up by independent reports and facts, which, of course, were not provided by Monsanto, which also led to the removal of the advertisement.

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