Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Glyphosate on My Fork - Part II

What Is Glyphosate and What's The Big Deal    

Glyphosate is a broad spectrum herbicide and is one of the most widely used broad-spectrum herbicides used around the world. Glyphosate was first registered for use in the United States in 1974. Most of the glyphosate containing products are used in the agriculture industry. However, it is also used by the public to control unwanted weeds in gardens and on lawns. Industrial complexes frequently use glyphosate to control the growth of weeds and unwanted plants along highway and railway tracks.
Glyphosate has been implicated in a variety of disease processes to include but not limited to:

How Are We Exposed To Glyphosate  

You can be exposed to glyphosate in several ways. It can be absorbed thru the skin if you come into direct contact with it.  It can get in to your eyes and in your lungs if you inhale it while you or someone else is spraying it. It can get into your G.I. tract if you swallow it by eating something that has been sprayed with glyphosate (Glyphosate doesn't usually vaporize after it is sprayed).

Why Should We Be Concerned About Glyphosate

To truly understand what glyphosate is and the health challenges we face 'as a whole', make the time to read this research article written by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff. They are as compassionate scientists who use their gifts collectively to educate us all. You can get the jest of the article by reading the abstract, especially the highlighted sentences. Undoubtedly you will follow the link below and print out your own hard copy to peruse at your own pace.

"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 Alzheimer’s 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." 

What Can We Do 

Stay informed and "THINK"of how you can
minimize exposure to glyphosate. Do everything you can do to foster health and minimize illness.
Eat good, sleep good, drink clean water and stay connected to family, friends and community.

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Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases - Anthony Samsel 1email and Stephanie Seneff

Glyphosate's Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Disease

Glyphosate Poisoning


Monsanto's Toxic Herbicide Glyphosate: A Review of its Health and Environmental Effects


Basic Information about Glyphosate in Drinking Water - EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)


Glyphosate General Fact Sheet: National Pesticide Information Center


Forty Years With Glyphosate


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