Study Links Roundup to Obesity, Cancer, and More

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Entropy indicates that glyphosate—the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer—may be linked to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study showed that glyphosate inhibits the function of enzymes that are critical to enable the body to properly detoxify. Additionally, it also enhances the damaging effects of other foodborne chemical residues and environmental toxins.

According to the scientists who completed the study, “The industry asserts (glyphosate) is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise.” They indicate that residues of glyphosate are found in foods that people are eating on a regular basis, especially sugar, corn, soy and wheat.

The scientists behind this important study include: Anthony Samsel is a retired science consultant and member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Stephanie Seneff who is a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They add that “Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.”

Pesticides have been found in many studies to be toxic to the brain and nervous system of humans.

There is no good reason to use glyphosate or other toxic chemicals on lawns, agriculture, or food.  Many of these chemicals used in creating “picture-perfect” lawns or in agricultural use are seeping into groundwater and the residues find their way into our food supply.  The harm to living organisms appears to outweigh any alleged benefits concocted by corporate marketing departments.

Many scientists and environmentalists have been warning about the dangers of glyphosate to plants, animals and people for many years.

Monsanto is the developer of Roundup herbicide as well as the genetically-modified seeds that have been altered to withstand being sprayed by Roundup.

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Parker Tanner
Past Member 2 years ago

say more about this topic . explain briefly?

Veselin Varbanov
Veselin Varbanov3 years ago

Where this planet is going to ...tragedy..self-created problems -that's what I call it.

Amy Stotler
Amy Stotler3 years ago

Disturbing and yet not surprising. Thank you for sharing this!

Geoff Price
Past Member 3 years ago

Karen M does not think much of my view on Roundup but I still say the world would be worse
off without it.I have worked with it since it came out.

Vita Pagh
Vita P3 years ago

Much to think about! Thank you.

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog3 years ago

What a shock...pesticides are harmful. Perhaps if the government looked at natural weed- and pest-controlling alternatives, these could be banned altogether. Not to mention, it looks like Monsanto has never produced anything that could be deemed healthy for this planet or its inhabitants, and should have been shut down years ago.

Karen M.
Karen M.3 years ago

sorry Geoff P., but your remark shows you know VERY LITTLE about what is going on with roundup, glyophospate and the likes. Monsanto and big biotech is NOT feeding the world, they are destroying it. more food goes to wast every year because the govt of a LOT of starving countries are greedy morons, NOT because they don't grow their own. And the problem is getting WORSE with new superweeds that need even MORE pesticides. So monsanto and big biotech are destroying the earths food supply as well as her inhabitants bodies

Ernie Miller
william Miller3 years ago

rocket science common sense tells you that shit is not good for any one or any thing.

Howard Crosse
.3 years ago

This is very worrying - Governments should take action soon.

Jeaneen Andretta
Past Member 3 years ago

How can we get roundup banned and all weed killers banned. Weeds are much more healthful than grass. I notice the deers in my yard never eat the grass, just the clover and clover is extremely healthy for the ground.