The largest share of GMO crops planted globally is possessed by a US company named Monsanto, which is also the manufacturer of the world’s bestselling herbicide called Roundup. Monsanto roundup lawsuit is a legal body working for the welfare of people to keep them updated about this weed killer.
Monsanto produces those patented GMO seeds which are additionally Roundup-tolerant, called Roundup Ready plants. Such crops allow farmers to use Roundup as a post-emergence herbicide against most weeds. Present Roundup Ready plants grown in the United States include corn, soy, canola, sugar beet, and cotton.
Is it safe to consume plants sprayed with Roundup? Monsanto asserts so and it has consistently relied on industry-funded information to announce the protection of Roundup. However, objective research printed in peer-reviewed books informs another story.
Various research on rats and people have contested Roundup’s alleged safety, which ranges from hormonal disruption, impairment of liver and kidney function, to genetic damage.
Environmentalists assert that Roundup is toxic to beneficial soil organisms and harmful to birds and small mammals by damaging their food supplies and habitat.
Studies show that farmers use numerous times more Roundup on Roundup Ready crops than traditional ones, resulting in an epidemic of herbicide-resistant weeds and using even more poisonous herbicides in developing countries, including those banned in the US and Europe.
Last, the claim by the biotech sector that GM varieties of crops produce higher crop yields hasn’t been substantiated. A 2009 report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) concludes that despite twenty decades of study and 13 decades of commercialization, genetic engineering has just increased US crop yields slightly and is not likely to play a substantial role in increasing food production in the foreseeable future.