Cassava science is at risk, according to a recent report from a Cassava scientist, who found that Monsanto’s GMO Roundup is killing her research stock.
The report was published online by Cassava.
“My concern has been with the amount of glyphosate in the GMO Roundup and the fact that it is still being sprayed,” said Dr. María Fernanda Fernández-Arce.
“I’ve been using the GMO for almost 20 years and I am now in the fifth year of my research and it’s causing problems for my crops, my animals, my plants, my soil and my water.”
The report, which was commissioned by the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, says that there is no conclusive evidence to show that glyphosate is the cause of any of the health problems experienced by farmers in Colombia.
“Glyphosate does not cause cancer, nor does it cause any other disease,” Dr. Fernángez-Ace said in a statement.
“The results of our research show that the number of tumors increased by a factor of 10,000 compared to controls.
The tumors were also very large, almost three times the size of normal tumors.”
The study found that glyphosate-resistant GMOs were also responsible for the increase in tumors in the soil, in the air and in the water, as well as a significant increase in glyphosate-tolerant bacteria in the human gut.
The paper was published on March 31 in the journal Nature Plants.
The authors noted that glyphosate was not the only factor in the increase of tumors.
Glyphosate-resistant strains were also found to be responsible for an increase in soil microbial growth that also included changes in the gut microbiota.
They also found that GMOs that were resistant to glyphosate also caused the growth of glyphosate- resistant bacteria in human feces.
“We do not know how much glyphosate was present in the Roundup, but we know that glyphosate has a high concentration in the environment and it is a major contributor to the production of soil microbial community,” Dr, Fernánsán-Abreu said in the statement.
She added that her research team is working on new strategies to control glyphosate and is working to increase the effectiveness of glyphosate and to improve the production.
“It is clear that glyphosate and other herbicides pose a threat to the ecosystem,” Dr Fernánesan-Acheu said.
The study comes after the Colombian government has announced a series of measures aimed at controlling the use of glyphosate by farmers.
The government has already reduced the amount that farmers can use of the herbicide in the country.
The country is the second-largest producer of GM crops in Latin America.
According to the World Bank, the number one-crop-producing country in the world, Colombia has an estimated annual production of about 7.5 billion tons of GM maize and soybeans.
The number of acres planted with GM crops rose by a staggering 5.4 percent in 2016, according a report by the World Economic Forum.
“GM crops are not going away,” said Juan Ponce de Leon, Executive Director of the Colombian Center for Scientific and Technological Research.
“Our goal is to continue to push for the adoption of the technology, for the use and development of GM technologies, and to make it available for farmers who have access to it.”
He also added that he hopes the report will inspire others to act.
“These GMOs are the most promising technology we have.
We need to continue using this technology to reduce our environmental impact,” he said.