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Report: High Levels of Glyphosate in Argentina Soybeans

Barbara Peterson

October 23, 2013

Farm Wars

 

Christopher Then

Test Biotech

Summary:

In April 2013, Testbiotech took samples of soybeans from fields in Argentina in regions that are known for the cultivation of genetically engineeredsoybeans.The samples were taken shortly before the harvest was due. Nearly all the soybeans grown in Argentina are genetically engineered, and made resistant to the herbicide glyphosate (brands such as Roundup). These soybeans were originally developed by the US company, Monsanto. Currently there are only very few publications on the actual load of residues in these geneticallyengineered plants after they have been harvested. So the purpose of this pilot project was to gather some more data on residues from spraying with glyphosate.

The samples were analysed in a laboratory at the University of Buenos Aires.The results showed a surprisingly high content of residue of up to almost 100mg /kg. In seven of the eleven samples the level was higher than the international maximum residue level (MRL) of 20 mg/ kg allowed in soybeans products used for food and feed. The results were confirmed in a second analysis. Aware that these results were alarmingly high, Testbiotech decided to publish its findings despite the small number of samples.

Testbiotech believes the high level of residues from spraying found in the soybeans indicates that they were not grown under conditions conforming to environmentally friendly agricultural practice. The dosage of glyphosate used in the fields concerned is likely to be much higher than recommended. Such high dosages could have been due to increasing weed resistance to the herbicide glyphosate which is also reported in Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

 

 

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  1. Pine 4 Better Daze October 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    The following are reports re Monsanto from last May—
    ‘Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto’ (5/21/13)
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/21/supreme-court-colludes-with-monsanto/
    ‘Monsanto Protection Act Signed By Obama, GMO Bill “Written By Monsanto” Signed Into Law’
    (5/25/13) — http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-protection-act-signed-by-obama-gmo-bill-written-by-monsanto-signed-into-law/
    And this report from WorldTruth.TV, May 30, 2013, which now can’t be found and was apparently
    taken down— ‘Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over “Bee Apocalypse” Coming Very Soon’
    The report said there is “undisputed evidence” that a class of neuro-active insecticides are destroying our planet’s bee population. And said, “The shocking minutes relating to President
    Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leader’s “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.”
    http://worldtruth.tv/russia-warns-obama-global-war-over-bee-apocalypse-coming-very-soon/

  2. Pine 4 Better Daze October 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Re my previous posting— I stand corrected: the referenced WorldTruth.TV website is still up!

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