TNHA JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL CHORUS AGAINST GMO CROPS
During last weekend’s cold and rainy weather, hundreds of Captonians from all walks of life took to the streets of Cape Town to protest against Monsanto, as part of a global march on the same day in over 500 cities and towns across the globe.
This was the TNHA’s first debut into lobbying for GMO-free food and the call for the ban on potentially carcinogenic (cancer causing) glyphosate, a common weedkiller manufactured by Monsanto as RoundUp, and found in other licenced products.
The Monsanto Company has continually maintained that one of the cornerstones of its vast agrochemical empire, its best-selling Roundup herbicide, is safe for human exposure.
And yet time and time again, independent research has disproved this notion with studies linking it to cancer and several other serious health problems.
Monsanto originally thought that because animals lack a specific enzyme, ESPS synthase, that they would be immune from the harmful effects of Roundup. But independent science is increasingly showing that it does in fact cause serious harm to humans and animals after all.
As Dr. Jeff Ritterman writes in this article from TruthOut.com:
“The herbicide has been proven to cause birth defects in vertebrates, including in humans, and it may also be the cause of a fatal kidney disease epidemic.
“An increasing number of studies are now linking the herbicide to cancer…”
Various countries have recently begun banning GMO crops and have banned the sale of RoundUp, due to millions of counsumers and food scientists exposing the potential dangers they pose to humanity.
Over the next weeks and months, the TNHA will be seeking out local alliance partners which are currently tackling the local GMO scurge, and creating sustainable systems to grow healthy, non-GMO crops. Through these partnerships, the TNHA will expand it’s field of activism to further protect our foods and natural health products.
We invite all green living organizations to become TNHA alliance partners.