Stop the Crop

For a sustainable, GMO-free future

Report: Roundup and birth defects – is the public being kept in the dark?

The pesticide industry and EU regulators have known since the 1980s and 90s that Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects – but have failed to inform the public.

This report, co-authored by international scientists and researchers, reveals that the GM-industry’s own studies (including research commissioned by Monsanto) showed that Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate causes birth defects in laboratory animals.

Summary:

  • The GM-industry has known since the 1980s that glyphosate causes malformations in experimental animals at high doses
  • Industry has known since 1993 that these effects also occur at lower and mid doses
  • The German government has known since 1998 that glyphosate causes malformations
  • The European Commission’s expert scientific review panel knew in 1999 that glyphosate causes malformations
  • The European Commission has known since 2002 that glyphosate causes malformations - the year it ratified the current approval of glyphosate

About the Stop the Crop campaign

This website and film present some of the dangers of GM-crops, and call for people across Europe and beyond to take action to stop them. We need a future of food and farming that benefits people and planet, and not the pockets of big business. We need to stop GM-crops from spreading across Europe. You can sign up for updates and alerts opposite.