Skip to comments.Glyphosate ("Roundup") Responsible for Modern Human Diseases
Posted on 04/26/2013 11:32:02 PM PDT by Renfield
Abstract: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate's inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimers disease. We explain the documented effects of glyphosate and its ability to induce disease, and we show that glyphosate is the textbook example of exogenous semiotic entropy: the disruption of homeostasis by environmental toxins...
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Many orchard owners have noticed a decline in tree health after several years of using roundup to control weeds. It does build up in the soil contrary to Monsanto’s claims. To deny this chemical’s potential problems based on a religious type presupposition is just foolish.
This article was not written by researchers. It was written by two people who do not have any life sciences education whatsoever, who tried to link glyphosate to every bad thing under the sun (okay, I exaggerate a bit) without conducting a single experiment to support their assertions. Although this article is labeled as a review, I cannot even call it that. A review article merely compiles the known information on a specific subject. It is not a collection of extrapolations as this piece is.
Voila, your typical drainage system or runoff ditch that empties into a local river, stream or lake.........
With all that crap, I can't help but think that many illnesses just might be caused by these combined agents.........
In other words, all known illnesses are caused by glyphosphates. Not buying it. But if glyphosphates are attacked that would also be a back door attack on genetically modified seed.
I just used Roundup myself yesterday...in my garden.
Well worth examining: we have an astounding increase in autism and there is some causative factor - and this could be one of the keys.
OK. I am not so familiar with research articles and how they’re written as to spot one that is not genuine.
It sounds so much like the Alar stuff, and DDT before that.
Now, mind you, I do have a problem with food companies trying to breed Round-Up resistant produce for human consumption so they can use Round up on the plants and not have them die. I don’t relish the idea of eating something that has been sprayed THAT much.
HOWEVER, I certainly think the danger is overblown.
The problem is, if someone reads the Gospels at all, one can immediately see that there was no shortage of people for Jesus to heal of any number of various diseases. If the organic food people were correct in their idolization of organic foods, then theoretically, those people in Jesus’ day should have been healthy as all get out. They certainly ate an all natural, no additive, high fiber, organic diet.
And they weren’t.
There is no one cause for most human disease, although diet can be a contributing factor.
Just 3~4 years ago, every one out of 5 papers (it seemed) was blaming the florination process as our most toxic and carcinogenic compound, and tied to real (or imagined) human chronic diseases.
Before that, it was Splenda, the chlorification of natural sugar. A whole bunch of midddle-aged women (and others) complained all of their illness were tied to Splenda, and solemnly swore their doctors assured them ‘they can not have chlorine or chloride in their body’.
Which reminds me of this article, Everything Causes Cancer!. Even though it is only about 'cancer', but the list could be extended to include all kinds of other human diseases and illness, I am sure.
glyphosate-resistant weeds resulting from wide-scale use of glyphosate. (Weeds defined as unwanted plant species growing in crops.)
Gonna be a big problem for agriculture if something doesn't change.
I'd hate for Monsanto to get hurt too bad. /s
And by the way unless ‘they’ can proove a direct link of such and such compound to a certain disease/illness, this is nothing hugh and series.
I can tie modern human diseases with the explosion of tv sets (or others things) using charts and statistics.
Time to stock up on Roundup concentrate. Needless to say, I have many, many, bottles. I even still have a boatload of chemicals that Clinton banned - enough to get me through my lifetime here (and they store great).
I get very suspicious when I see reports like this. Start looking for the angle.
Modern farming advancement has come a long way. For the general public, we can consume food without being made feeling 'guilty' about harming the Gaia.
Except that the bees are getting a fungus, not roundup.
The autism issue is interesting, but a lot of it has to do with a broader definitions and that schools get more funding for “special needs” kids (trust me, that drives some of it).
Thanks for that information!
I don't know. Studies show increased autism in babies born to older parents, in babies born to parents who are closely related and a whole bunch of other things. Also, you need to take into account the way autism is defined currently. Quite honestly, a lot of extremely bright young men I knew growing up and when my children were growing up would now be defined as somewhere on the autistic scale. It seems we want very badly to stick everyone into some little box. Not all minds are created the same. Not all minds work the same. I am not saying that autism does not exist, I am just saying that some of the things defined as autism are on the outer edges or normal not in the box of abnormal. These differences in how the mind work, have added great benefit to our society.
One of the first questions is the rate at which Glyphosate decomposes once applied to plant tissue, and the amount that is retained at harvest time. I was told that it rapidly decomposes in sunlight.
A woman who has property near our ranch near the Texas coast decided she as going to raise organic beef. She did not vaccinate her cattle for any diseases or spray her pasture for weeds or use any chemical fertilizer. All organic! With in a year she gave it up because her cows were sick and her pasture was gone.
Perhaps banning Roundup will save as many lives as banning DDT...
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