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Study finds RoundUp herbicide in urine of 44% of EU city dwellers

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  • Teresa Binstock
    * Study finds herbicide in urine of EU city dwellers. Europe may be skeptical of genetically modified crops --- fearing they may
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      Study finds herbicide in urine of EU city dwellers.
      <http://on.wsj.com/ZOiIeG>

      Europe may be skeptical of genetically modified crops --- fearing
      they may contaminate traditional species and require more pesticides
      --- but a new study shows that tests of urban Europeans' urine
      already spell M-O-N-S-A-N-T-O. A network of environmental groups,
      Friends of the Earth International, tested the urine of 182 European
      city dwellers, from 18 countries
      <http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/glyphosate_studyresults_june12.pdf>,
      and found traces of the potentially-dangerous herbicide glyphosate,
      commonly known as Roundup, in 44% of samples. The leading producer
      of this herbicide is Monsanto Co. , a company whose name has become
      almost synonymous with the genetically modified organisms it
      produces....

      Wall Street Journal





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