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Argentine Study Links Glyphosate Herbicide to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Miscarriages in town at heart of GM soy-growing area are running at three times – and birth defects at twice – national average

People living in an Argentine town in the heart of the GM soy and maize growing area suffer miscarriages at three times and birth defects at twice the national average rate, a new study shows. In addition, the study found a correlation between a high environmental exposure to glyphosate and an increased frequency of reproductive disorders (miscarriage and birth defects).

The research was led by Dr Medardo Avila-Vazquez, a physician who has spearheaded investigations into the health of populations exposed to glyphosate herbicide spraying on GM glyphosate-tolerant soy and maize, and was carried out in the town of Monte Maíz.

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