http://www.gmofreeny.net/PLEASE SIGN< THANK YOU! Some 15 years later, most of the corn, soybeans and cotton cultivated in the U.S. stem from these Roundup Ready seeds. But a growing number of these crop acres are also reluctant hosts of Roundup-resistant "super weeds." Repeated application of the herbicide has literally weeded out the weak weeds and given the rare resistant weeds the opportunity to take over. The situation is published the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe, has driven growers to use larger quantities of Roundup, more often and in conjunction with a broader arsenal of other weed-killing chemicals. Overall, the new study estimates that the engineering of crops immune to the same chemical compound that poisons weeds, and of crops capable of producing their own insecticides, has resulted in an additional 404 million pounds of toxic pesticides doused on U.S. fields between 1996 -- when genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were first introduced as farm crops -- and 2011. That's about a 7 percent increase. Many agricultural pesticides, including Roundup, don't limit their harm to the target insects or weeds. Research has pointed to health risks for animals, beneficial insects, and people exposed to pesticides via air, water and food. More chemicals, experts warn, mean more hazards. When GM soy flour was added to the diets of female rats, most of their babies died within three weeks—compared to only a 10 percent death rate among mothers fed natural soy. The GM-fed offspring were smaller, and later had problems getting pregnant. • When male rats were fed GM soy, their testicles changed from the normal pink color to dark blue. Mice testicles also showed changes, including damaged young sperm cells. • Baby rats from moms that ate GM soy were smaller than those fed natural soy. More than half the GM soy group died within three weeks. According to Irina Ermakova, 2005-2007. • The DNA in mice embryos functioned differently when their parents ate GM soy. And an Austrian government study reported that mice fed GM corn had fewer and smaller babies. • About two dozen US farmers say that thousands of their pigs became sterile after consuming certain GM corn varieties. Some had false pregnancies. • Cows and bulls also became infertile when fed the same corn. Investigators in the state of Haryana, India, report that most buffalo that ate GM cottonseed had reproductive complications such as premature deliveries, abortions, infertility, and prolapsed uteruses. Many calves died. http://www.gmofreeny.net/PLEASE SIGN< THANK YOU!