Glyphosate- Birth Defects and Wheat Sensitivity or Celiac Disease
Why should you worry about glyphosate (Round-up)? The use of this herbicide has grown to over 100,000 tons a year! If this were a harmless substance as Monsanto would have you believe, then let it rain on us like water. Sadly it is hardly harmless. The article in Interdiscip. Toxicol. 2013 by Samsel and Seneffm “Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance” reviews the health issues well. You can read the article here…
– Celiac disease and gluten intolerance (nausea, diarrhea, rashes, anemia and depression).
– Nutritional deficiencies (iron, cobalt, molybdenum, copper)- glyphosate chelated these out of our bodies.
– Reproductive disorders, hormone imbalances, thyroid disease, kidney failure and cancer.
– Impairment of cytochrome P450 enzymes.
– Depletion of amino acids (tryptophan, tyrosine, methionine, selenomethionine)- think depression, anxiety, etc.
As I write this, I was saddened to learn of the huge footprint Monsanto has in Maui. The sugar cane there is harvested after first praying the crops with glyphosate! This practice of sugar cane “ripening” has sickened workers in Central America, causing kidney failure. Monsanto has an entire research facility in Maui and donates heavily to the communities. It reminds me of the casinos in Oregon who “do good” by donating to schools while they destroy the lives of the addicted gamblers.
In the case of Monsanto and this horrible toxin, it is not just the addicted that are being destroyed. Our very environment and the entire world population is quickly becoming ill.
What can you do?
For starters, never, ever, ever …EVER … buy GMO corn or soy or sugar etc. 90% of US corn, soy and sugar is round-up (glyphosate) contaminated. Buy organic, especially for these products.
Don’t use round-up
Join the fight to get this stuff banned and to prevent it’s even worse cousin 2,4-D (agent orange cousin that is about to be approved by the FDA) so a new version of GMO crops resistance to this killer can be planted and sprayed in the name of controlling weeds and boosting profits.