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.
- 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