Friday, April 13, 2012

Roundup Herbicide Can Alter Animal Morphology


This report of a study on the effects of Round-up was published today at the Watchers by Adonai 4/13. 
 
[Excerpted from the Watchers Report] "...when exposed to both Roundup and natural predators, tadpoles will develop grossly large tails that are much larger than normal, which is likely the result of both the tadpoles’ detection of Roundup, and Roundup’s ability to chemically-induce hormonal changes.

'What shocked us was that the Roundup induced the same changes,' said Rick Relyea, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Pittsburgh‘s (Pitt) Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciencesand director of Pitt’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, referring to changes in the tadpoles’ tails that caused them to actually become twice as large as normal.

'This discovery highlights the fact that pesticides [...] can have unintended consequences for species that are not the pesticides’ target...' "

I recommend reading the entire report at the Watchers

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