Round Up Toxicity: It’s NOT just the carcinogen glyphosate
Monsanto’s Roundup is more toxic than what the majority believe
More and more studies are revealing compelling evidence on the toxicity of Monsanto’s best selling weed-killer Roundup. In 2004, a study published in the Journal of Pesticide Reform, showed toxicity of “glyphosate” (active ingredient in Roundup) and how it’s designed to deprive plants from essential nutrients, kill useful insects and microorganisms and pollute the earth.
However, as toxic as glyphosate is, the only problem with Roundup isn’t only glyphosate but the fact that Roundup has many other “insert” ingredients that are not properly labeled. Studies show that these insert ingredients increase the toxicity and harmful side effects of glyphosate.
In a study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, the researchers tested Roundup on human’s cells and they found that one of the “insert” ingredients used as surfactant in Roundup called “polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA”, can significantly increase the toxic effect of “glyphosate”.
There are also other toxic chemical compounds used in Roundup such as “5-Chloro-2-methyl 3(2H)-isothiazolone and 3-Iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate” and they are all linked to many health issues including infertility, allergies, genetic damage, cancer and thyroid problems. Check at the list of insert ingredients in glyphosate herbicide products.
While governmental regulatory like Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and FDA consider Roundup safe, independent scientists that are not funded by biotech companies like Monsanto suggest that Roundup is toxic to human’s health – including governments of nearly 50 other countries:
According to rodale.com, in U.S. alone, homeowners and farmers use about 100 million pounds of Roundup herbicide every year. At the same time, weeds are becoming more resistant to Roundup, so farmers are using more and more chemicals to deal with super-pests and super-weeds. From 1994 to 2005, the use of glyphosate has increased by 1,500 percent.
However, in 2009, an environmental group in Argentina filed a petition for banning glyphosate, after a study linked glyphosate to neurological problems and nervous system disorder. Also, the government of Argentina funded a research and discovered that the cancer rate was higher in areas that people used glyphosate. Also, many independent laboratory studies have linked glyphosate to genetic damage and recent studies have linked glyphosate exposure to a type of blood cancer known as lymphoma.
According to foodandwaterwatch.org, a recent study shows how glyphosate damages the cytochrome P450 (CYP) gene pathway and creates enzymes that help to form and breakdown molecules in cells. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) gene pathway are essential for normal functioning of different organs in our bodies and even small changes in its expansion can lead to variety of health problems and complications.
For example, exposure to glyphosate in humans can significantly lower the level of essential amino acids that’s necessary for neurotransmitter serotonin. Low serotonin levels are linked to depression, Alzheimer’s and obesity. All these side effects can work together and trigger other health problems including gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular disease, autism and diabetes.
Monsanto and its financial beneficiaries who discredit actual scientific studies about GMOs and call these studies “bad science” or “another bogus study” are just bunch of “opportunists” that are allergic to facts:
Monsanto and its thugs should know that “the cat is out of the bag” and there is no more hiding or pretending. We know that the majority of researches that claim safety of glyphosate are performed by scientists who are funded by Monsanto.
Monsanto and its financial beneficiaries should be ashamed of themselves for blocking the rights of ordinary Americas to know what they are eating. If these crowds had some honor, they would jump off of a tall building instead of poisoning our nation with glyphosate residue found in soy, sugar, corn or wheat.
Recently, the House of Representatives that are true representative of biotech companies like Monsanto voted against GMO labeling bill. Apparently, these so called “elected officials” do not believe in the right of every citizen in this country to know what they are eating, however, they apparently believe in the right of biotech companies to poison us. Click here to see who these so called representatives are.