Cancer, Brain Diseases / Disorders & Gut Bacteria Connections to Glyphosate Or Roundup / Toxic Herbicide

Cancer, Brain Diseases / Disorder & Gut Bacteria Connections to Glyphosate Or Roundup / Toxic Herbicide:
Glyphosate is a toxic herbicide (commonly known by the trade name Roundup) that is used on many US crops, from wheat to soybeans to corn.

FACT: Glyphosate is the most heavily used chemical herbicide in human agricultural history so how do we avoid consuming this toxin?

Harmful poisons that make it from the fields to our tables are likely to be impacting our long-term health and well-being.

While altering eating habits may seem challenging at first, the insights and results presented in this film are likely to fuel your motivation.

Hear inspiring stories from people who have transformed their health after making simple changes to their diet, and learn from esteemed physicians, scientists, and experts who explain the science, and the political history of GMOs, pesticides and herbicides.
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Cancer, Brain Diseases / Disorders & Gut Bacteria Connections to Glyphosate Or Roundup / Toxic Herbicide

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As a Constructive Technologist Change Architect based on ShortSearch Constructive Lifestyle Change AI Prototype App conclusion, the Neurological Disorders like Alzheimer’s, Depression, ADHD and Cancer are Connected to Nutrition, Lifestyle and amount of Herbicides and Pesticides, Water, Air & Soil Quality, and HFCS as toxin in our body and Lack of Good Bacteria in our Guts. For Prevention or Reversing or Slowing Down the Neurological Disorders, Heart Diseases, and Cancer the following steps are recommended:
1- Request from your family Physician for Glyphosate urine test. Why?
2- Food as Medicine. Constructive Lifestyle Change to Organic Non GMO Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet
What Is a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet? Emphasizes whole, minimally processed foods . Focuses on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, which should make up the majority of what you eat.
3- In your first 12 weeks of fasting period to detoxify your body, you should prepare your organic meal and no restaurants, fast foods and processed food.
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Cancer, Brain Diseases / Disorder & Gut Bacteria Connections to Glyphosate Or Roundup / Toxic Herbicide
A Weed Killer Is Increasingly Showing Up in People's Bodies

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The latest study to look at the long-term effects of Roundup, a popular weed killer developed by Monsanto in the 1970s, raises questions about the herbicide’s possible contributions to poor health in certain communities.

The study, published Tuesday in JAMA, tracked people over the age of 50 in southern California from 1993-1996 to 2014-2016, with researchers periodically collecting urine samples during that time.

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Researchers led by Paul Mills, professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego, found that the percentage of people who tested positive for a chemical called glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, shot up by 500% in that time period. The levels of glyphosate also spiked by 1208% during that time.

Read more: Study Links Widely Used Pesticides to Antibiotic Resistance

Exactly what that means for human health isn’t quite clear yet. There are few studies of the chemical and its effects on people, although animal studies raise some concerns. One trial from the UK, in which rats were fed low levels of glyphosate throughout their lives, found that the chemical contributed to a higher risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition in which fat accumulates in the liver and contributes to inflammation and scarring of the tissue. Mills says that the levels of glyphosate documented in the people in his study were 100-fold greater than those in the rats.

To follow up on these results, Mills plans to measure factors that track liver disease, to see if the levels of glyphosate he found are actually associated with a greater risk of liver problems in people. He heads the Herbicide Awareness & Research Project at UCSD, an ongoing research project in which he invites people to provide urine samples to test glyphosate levels. By gathering more information about people’s exposure, he is planning to tease apart how much of it comes from actually ingesting products sprayed with the chemical, and how much can be attributed to breathing in particles that have been sprayed into the air, especially in farm communities.

Read more: Here’s Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides

In a statement, a Monsanto representative said: “The amounts reported are consistent with prior reports from the U.S. and Europe and do not raise health concerns. Since food is often grown using pesticides, trace amounts can sometimes be found in people’s urine, which is one way our bodies get rid of non-essential substances.”

For now, Mills says the findings should make people more aware of what they are ingesting along with their food. While Roundup was developed to eliminate most weeds from genetically modified crops — and thus reduce the amount of pesticides sprayed on them — recent studies have found that many weeds are now resistant to Roundup. That means growers are using more Roundup, which could only exacerbate potential negative health effects on people who consume those products. Eating organically grown produce may help to reduce exposure to some pesticides and herbicides, but it’s not a guarantee that the products are completely free to potentially harmful chemicals.

“From my perspective it’s remarkable that we have been ingesting a lot of this chemical over the last couple of decades,” says Mills. “But the biomedical literature hasn’t said much about its effects on people. That’s a gap that we endeavored to address and bring more awareness to with this study.”

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Breakthroughs You Need To Know For A Healthy Brain

Post by cyrus » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:18 pm

Connect With David Perlmutter, MD
Breakthroughs You Need To Know For A Healthy Brain


Dr. David Perlmutter is a world-renowned, board-certified neurologist, and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He’s a global leader in increasing awareness about the critical role nutrition and lifestyle factors can play in the prevention of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s, depression, and ADHD. Dr. Perlmutter has received numerous awards for innovative work in brain research, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award and the Linus Pauling Award. He’s written four New York Times bestselling books, including Grain Brain and Brain Maker.

6 Tricks for Better Sleep via @davidperlmutter

It’s an all-too-common scenario. Too many restless nights resulting in a visit to the doctor where you confess that you’re “not sleeping well.” In many cases, this results in your doctor writing a prescription for a sleep drug.

However, the problem is that the depth and restorative nature of the sleep you get on sleep drugs is not on par with good, natural sleep. Specifically, the deeper stages of sleep are interrupted by these drugs which can have profound effects on brain function.

So what can you do to improve sleep?

Don’t drink caffeine after noon. Caffeine stays in your system much longer than you may think. You may be surprised to learn that the half-life of caffeine is actually about 6 hours!
Exercise for at least 20 minutes every day. Exercise is one of the first things we recommend for those who report feeling fatigued/tired every day, or generally reporting feeling like they are having non-restorative sleep.
Spend time in the sun! Especially consider this first thing in the morning. In addition to improving sleep, nature exposure has been demonstrated to have a wide ranging impact on health, including improved immune function, increased energy, reduced blood pressure, and improved focus.
Consume adequate amounts of magnesium. This key mineral plays a complex role in the biological processes which govern our ability to sleep, yet it’s estimated that nearly 75% of Americans are deficient.
Avoid digital devices close to bedtime. New research shows that blue light exposure significantly reduces the amount of melatonin secreted by the brain’s pineal gland, which will directly affect your sleep.
Regulate your body temperature. As I discussed in Brain Maker, the optimal temperature for sleeping is between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Re: A Weed Killer Is Increasingly Showing Up in People's Bodies

Post by cyrus » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:52 pm

British scientist David Strachan first proposed the controversial “hygiene hypothesis” in 1989, suggesting that in our modern, sterile world, lack of exposure to microorganisms in childhood was leading to impaired immune systems and higher rates of allergies and asthma.
Researchers have since refined that theory, suggesting that it is not lack of exposure to disease-causing germs at play, but rather to “old friends” – beneficial microbes in soil and the environment – and that mental health is also impacted.
“The idea is that as humans have moved away from farms and an agricultural or hunter-gatherer existence into cities, we have lost contact with organisms that served to regulate our immune system and suppress inappropriate inflammation,” said Lowry, who prefers the phrases ‘old friends hypothesis’ or ‘farm effect.’ “That has put us at higher risk for inflammatory disease and stress-related psychiatric disorders.”
Lowry has published numerous studies demonstrating a link between exposure to healthy bacteria and mental health.
One showed that children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and may be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers.

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Re: A Weed Killer Is Increasingly Showing Up in People's Bodies

Post by cyrus » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:08 pm

The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis - NCBI

The past decade has seen a paradigm shift in our understanding of the brain-gut axis. The exponential growth of evidence detailing the bidirectional interactions between the gut microbiome and the brain supports a comprehensive model that integrates the central nervous, gastrointestinal, and immune systems with this newly discovered organ. Data from preclinical and clinical studies have shown remarkable potential for novel treatment targets not only in functional gastrointestinal disorders but in a wide range of psychiatric and neurologic disorders, including Parkinson's disease, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, and depression, among many others.
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Results from preclinical studies published during the past decade strongly support the concept of bidirectional brain-gut-microbiome (BGM) interactions. Alterations in these interactions have been implicated not only in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of classic brain-gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal disorders,1, 2 but a growing list of psychiatric and neurologic pathologies including affective disorders,3, 4 autism spectrum disorders (ASD),3, 5 Parkinson's disease,6 multiple sclerosis,7 and chronic pain.8 Although most of the literature associates gut microbiota composition with human health, development, and disease, evidence for causality remains sparse. The BGM axis’ interface with fundamental and disease-susceptible processes make it a novel therapeutic target, but this network remains insufficiently understood for intervention. In this review, we address current evidence supporting bottom-up and top-down signaling within the BGM axis and the emerging evidence supporting its contribution to human disease.

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brain disorder and gut bacteria

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Brain Disorder and Gut Bacteria Connections Frequenty Asked Questions:

How does gut bacteria affect the brain?
Gut bacteria affect brain health, so changing your gut bacteria may improve your brain health. ... Probiotics that affect the brain are often referred to as “psychobiotics” (24). Some probiotics have been shown to improve symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (25, 26).Jun 27, 2018

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How do gut bacteria communicate with the brain?
Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol. Summary: Gut microbes have been in the news lately. ... Results from a new study suggest a pathway of communication between certain gut bacteria and brain metabolites, by way of a compound in the blood known as cortisol.Aug 21, 2017
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Does gut health affect mental health?
Research in animals has shown that changes in the gut microbiome and inflammation in the gut can affect the brain and cause symptoms that look like Parkinson's disease, autism, anxiety and depression.
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Can bacteria in your gut cause anxiety?
Irritable bowel syndrome causes more than physical discomfort. ... When overgrowth of harmful bacteria occurs in the small intestine, it leads to IBS; a gut off-balance triggers anxiety and stress. Doctors theorize that a weak immune system is to blame.
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Is anxiety in your gut?
Stomach problems are one of the most common symptoms of stress and anxiety. Researchers have identified a powerful connection between the gut and the brain. ... When you are anxious, some of the hormones and chemicals released by your body enter your digestive tract, where they interfere with digestion.
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Does stress kill good bacteria?
Stress exposure in mice also affects bacterial populations, causing an increase in potentially harmful bacteria like Clostridium and reducing beneficial populations of bacteria like Lactobacillus (73, 74). One study in humans looked at the effect of stress on the composition of gut bacteria in 23 college students (75).Jun 19, 2017
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How do I keep my gut bacteria healthy?
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10 Things You Need to Know about Glyphosate

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10 Things You Need to Know about Glyphosate

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The Detox Project team has been researching information on glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides for over 10 years. From this research we believe there are 10 very important points that everyone needs to know about this widely used chemical.

The Detox Project promotes the use of newly available technology to enable us all to find out what levels of glyphosate and other pesticides are in our bodies and in our food. You can find these at the links below:

Hair Testing – Kudzu Science has created the a unique technology to test hair for glyphosate and other pesticides, allowing us for the first time to find out our long-term exposure to these chemicals.

Food and Water Testing at Home – Built on proven lateral flow test strip technology GlyphoCheck Test Kits to test for glyphosate in food or water at home is now available.

1. Glyphosate is the World’s most used Herbicide.

2. In 2015 the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC declared that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.

3. Glyphosate is found regularly in food and water.

4. There is no safe level of glyphosate according to independent science.

5. Glyphosate is probably a hormone hacker (endocrine disruptor) according to independent science.

6. 90 % of the soybeans and 70 % of the corn and cotton grown in the United States are glyphosate-tolerant GM crops.

7. Bayer/Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is the world’s top-selling weed killer. Its active ingredient is glyphosate.

8. The global glyphosate herbicides market was valued at USD $ 5.46 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD $ 11.74 billion by 2023.

9. Glyphosate-tolerant GM crops represent more than 80% of the 120 million hectares of GM crops grown annually worldwide.

10. Glyphos

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Stone-Age industry funded science suggested that the higher the dose of a chemical the more dangerous it was, however modern independent science has discovered that many toxic chemicals have as much or more of an influence on our health at low doses – these chemicals are known as hormone hackers (endocrine disruptors).

A study from March 2015 stated that the health costs to the European Union of hormone hacking chemicals is over $ 150 Billion per year! The study stated that lower IQ, adult obesity and 5% or more of autism cases are all linked to exposure to endocrine disruptors.

Glyphosate is likely to be one of these hormone hacking chemicals according to independent science. Find more information on this here.

Glyphosate in Numbers
(parts per billion – ppb)

0.1 ppb: altered the gene function of over 4000 genes in the livers and kidneys of rats.

0.1 ppb: severe organ damage in rats

0.1 ppb: Permitted level for glyphosate and all other herbicides in EU tap water

10 ppb: toxic effects on the livers of fish

700 ppb: alternations of kidneys and livers in rats

700 ppb: Permitted level for glyphosate in U.S. tap water

11,900 ppb: found in Genetically Modified (GMO) Soybeans

Find out more information here what levels of glyphosate are safe

Summary of what The Detox Project validated testing has found in human urine samples and water. (coming soon)

Summary of what The Detox Project validated testing has found in food samples. (coming soon)

What are parts per billion (ppb)?

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Re: Cancer, Brain Diseases / Disorder & Gut Bacteria Connections to Glyphosate Or Roundup / Toxic Herbicide

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Glyphosate-based formulations are the most widely sold and used pesticides globally. Glyphosate is virtually everywhere in the food chain. As a consequence, glyphosate is regularly detected in human urine. At these levels and even below, several converging lines of research in laboratory animals suggest that glyphosate-based herbicides may be endocrine disruptors and alter liver and kidney function.

Glyphosate-based formulations (the most common being Roundup from Monsanto) are the most widely sold and used pesticides globally. They are used on food crops during cultivation, not only to desiccate the crop before harvest (for instance on wheat), but also more intensively during the cultivation of the 80% of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are modified to tolerate Roundup. They are also used in parks, gardens, along roads and railway tracks, and in cemeteries. Since glyphosate’s main mode of action in plants is absent in animals, it is considered to be one of the safest pesticides – even safer than table salt, according to Monsanto. As a consequence, the presence of glyphosate is tolerated at high levels in food and tap water. After more than 30 years of a “don’t look, don’t see” policy on glyphosate’s secondary side effects, many studies in recent years have suggested that glyphosate has worrying health effects at levels regularly detected in food an tap water.

Human contamination and food surveys
Update: Glyphosate has now been found in a range of popular U.S. food products by Anresco Laboratories and also urine of people across America by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), using validated LC-MS/MS methods.

The cultivation of Roundup Ready GMOs has considerably increased food contamination by glyphosate. Roundup Ready plants do not degrade glyphosate but tolerate it, so they accumulate Roundup residues during their growth. As a consequence, glyphosate has among the highest maximum residue limits for pesticides, with up to 500,000 parts per billion (ppb, see box 1) authorized in some GM feed. A recent study on 10 batches of GM soybeans from Iowa found glyphosate at an average concentration of 11,900 ppb (maximum of 20,100 ppb) [1]. According to Monsanto, residues levels of up to 5,600 ppb in GM soy represent “extreme levels” [2]. Since cattle are mostly fed Roundup Ready soybeans, contamination with extreme levels of glyphosate could have serious consequences on cattle health. In a study on Danish dairy cows [3], elevated glyphosate urinary levels have been linked to a marked increase in biomarkers indicative of damage to liver and kidney function. Another recent study found glyphosate in the organs of piglets born with birth defects [4]. In this case, the highest concentrations were measured in lungs (0.4-80 ppb), heart (0.15-80 ppb), and kidneys (0.1-38 ppb). This strongly suggests bioaccumulation of glyphosate in internal organs, which is contrary to the common belief of rapid elimination.

Test Your Food and Water for Glyphosate @ Home Here Using the First Ever Glyphosate Strip Tests

Permitted levels in tap water reach 700 ppb in USA, which is particularly high for a pesticide. Among 85 tap water samples analyzed by Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse [5], glyphosate was found in 35 cases at levels up to 0.3 ppb. Glyphosate contamination in food appears common. UK government testing for glyphosate residues in bread showed frequent glyphosate contamination, sometimes exceeding 500 ppb in wholemeal bread [6]. The global contamination is certainly underestimated. Analysis of 69 honey samples from different origins revealed glyphosate at unexpectedly high levels, around 64 ppb [7]. Some samples were contaminated with 163 ppb, a concentration neurotoxic to honeybees. A recent analysis even documented the presence of glyphosate in Froot Loops at a level of 120 ppb [8].

Glyphosate in food chain

Glyphosate is present at all levels of the food chain: in water, plants, animals, and even in humans. Every single study that has measured human contamination with glyphosate has found it. The most recent survey [5], performed by Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse, measured glyphosate levels in the urine of 85 US citizens: 17 were recruited in the streets of Washington DC; the others, volunteers among the members of Moms Across America, were spread across the country. Glyphosate was detected in 22 cases at an average concentration of 12.6 ppb. The maximum of 18.8 ppb was measured in the urine of a woman in Oregon. Comparable levels have been detected in a survey performed on farming and non-farming families in Iowa [9]. Glyphosate was detected in the majority of samples, including more than 95% of the children’s urine samples (maximum of 18 ppb). In Europe, a survey by Friends of the Earth across 18 countries found glyphosate in 80 out of 182 urinary samples taken from volunteers [6]. Another European survey by Monika Kruger showed average urinary glyphosate levels of 5.4 ppb (maximum of 40 ppb) [10]. In this study, chronically ill humans had higher glyphosate residues in urine than healthy humans.

Toxic effects of glyphosate and its commercial formulations
Despite claims that glyphosate has been widely studied by regulatory agencies and industry, little is known about the health effects of glyphosate-based herbicides at levels found in food or water. Indeed, to estimate a safe level of glyphosate for regulatory purposes, glyphosate has been tested in long-term and developmental toxicity tests in rodents. All these tests have been performed with glyphosate alone at very high levels. However, the exposure of animals at doses ranging from around 10,000 ppb during their whole life is not relevant to conclude on the effects of exposures in the much lower dose range of 10-100 ppb. Many pesticides are endocrine disruptors, meaning that they disrupt cell communications and exercise their toxic effects at low doses over long periods of time – even when higher doses do not have these effects. Various studies have found that glyphosate and Roundup can be endocrine disruptors at levels permitted in tap water [11,12].

The only long-term study at environmentally relevant concentrations was performed with 0.1 ppb of Roundup diluted in drinking water of rats [11]. The incidence of mammary tumors significantly increased in this study. Out of 10 rats treated with Roundup at 0.1 ppb, 9 developed 20 mammary tumors, whereas 5 out of 10 controls only developed 8 tumors. Hormones (Testosterone and estradiol) serum levels were also altered. These results are corroborated by cellular endocrine disturbances found in human mammary cells [12]. Glyphosate was able to replace estrogen and to promote the growth of human mammary cells at around 0.1 ppb. In another study at higher doses, a maternal exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicide during pregnancy was able to disrupt rat pup development [13]. In the above-cited cases, as for other endocrine disruptors, toxic effects do not always increase in proportion to the dose. In these cases, and contrary to the common industry claim, the dose does not make the poison. These effects are thus not likely to be detected in regulatory tests using only high levels of glyphosate, as has happened in the past for the plastics chemical bisphenol A and other endocrine disruptors [14].

Converging lines of evidence have demonstrated that Roundup residues pose a risk to the kidneys and the liver. In the study performed by Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, rats treated with 0.1 ppb of Roundup presented an increased rate of severe chronic kidney disease [11]. This may also explain observed increases in the frequency of chronic kidney disease among farmers [15]. The liver was also affected; rats treated with 0.1 ppb Roundup presented more liver abnormalities such as congestion or necrotic (dead) areas [11]. In another study [16], Wistar rats were exposed during 30 or 90 days to the highest level (700 ppb) of glyphosate allowed in water for human consumption in USA. While no tissue changes were detected in the study, changes in the biochemistry indicated stress at the level of the kidneys and the liver. All these effects are detected well below regulatory thresholds, in a range of concentrations corresponding to potential human exposures to glyphosate-based herbicide residues.

Glyphosate toxic effects

In conclusion, several converging lines of evidence suggest worrying effects of glyphosate at levels detected in food, water, and even in human bodies. The toxicity tests performed in glyphosate regulatory assessments were unable to detect these effects, because they were performed with too high doses, and did not take into account recent scientific knowledge about toxicology.

Understanding the ppb unit.
1 part per billion (ppb) is equivalent to 1 µg/kg or 1 µg/L of a given substance. It represents the concentration of a molecule or a mixture. For a mixture, 1 ppb corresponds to a dilution of 1 billion.

1 ppb of Roundup represents the dilution of a teaspoon of Roundup in the volume of an Olympic swimming pool. 700 µg of glyphosate dissolved in one litre of water corresponds to a concentration of 700 ppb, the level admitted in US tap water. It corresponds to one drop of Roundup in 25 litres of tap water.

Commercial formulations of glyphosate contain other toxicants.
Glyphosate is never used alone, but in commercial formulations containing additional toxic agents called adjuvants. They are used to increase glyphosate’s toxicity and to allow its penetration into plants. They are in some cases more toxic than glyphosate [17], but they are never included in glyphosate long-term toxicity tests and are considered to be inert, like water. They constitute a “black hole” in pesticide toxicology, because they are often kept secret by companies, are never measured in the environment, and are not included in the establishment of pesticide acceptable daily intakes.

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15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto's Roundup

Post by cyrus » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:06 am

15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto's Roundup

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Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned. But it wasn't until the late 1990s that the use of Roundup surged, thanks to Monsanto's ingenious marketing strategy. The strategy? Genetically engineer seeds to grow food crops that could tolerate high doses of Roundup. With the introduction of these new GE seeds, farmers could now easily control weeds on their corn, soy, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa crops—crops that thrived while the weeds around them were wiped out by Roundup.

In the nearly 20 years of intensifying exposure, scientists have been documenting the health consequences of Roundup and glyphosate in our food, in the water we drink, in the air we breathe and where our children play.
Eager to sell more of its flagship herbicide, Monsanto also encouraged farmers to use Roundup as a dessicant, to dry out all of their crops so they could harvest them faster. So Roundup is now routinely sprayed directly on a host of non-GMO crops, including wheat, barley, oats, canola, flax, peas, lentils, soybeans, dry beans and sugar cane.

Between 1996 - 2011, the widespread use of Roundup Ready GMO crops increased herbicide use in the U.S. by 527 million pounds—even though Monsanto claimed its GMO crops would reduce pesticide and herbicide use.

Monsanto has falsified data on Roundup's safety, and marketed it to parks departments and consumers as “environmentally friendly" and “biodegradable, to encourage its use it on roadsides, playgrounds, golf courses, schoolyards, lawns and home gardens. A French court ruled those marketing claims amounted to false advertising.

In the nearly 20 years of intensifying exposure, scientists have been documenting the health consequences of Roundup and glyphosate in our food, in the water we drink, in the air we breathe and where our children play.

They've found that people who are sick have higher levels of glyphosate in their bodies than healthy people.

They've also found the following health problems which they attribute to exposure to Roundup and/or glyphosate:

In farming communities, there's a strong correlation between Roundup exposure and attention deficit disorder (ADHD), likely due to glyphosate's capacity to disrupt thyroid hormone functions.

Alzheimer's disease: In the lab, Roundup causes the same type of oxidative stress and neural cell death observed in Alzheimer's disease. And it affects CaMKII, an enzyme whose dysregulation has also been linked to the disease.

Anencephaly (birth defect): An investigation into neural tube defects among babies born to women living within 1,000 meters of pesticide applications showed an association for glyphosate with anencephaly, the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull and scalp that forms during embryonic development.

Autism: Glyphosate has a number of known biological effects that align with the known pathologies associated with autism. One of these parallels is the gut dysbiosis observed in autistic children and the toxicity of glyphosate to beneficial bacteria that suppress pathogenic bacteria, along with pathogenic bacteria's high resistance to glyphosate. In addition, glyphosate's capacity to promote aluminum accumulation in the brain may make it the principal cause of autism in the U.S.

Birth defects: Roundup and glyphosate can disrupt the Vitamin A (retinoic acid) signaling pathway, which is crucial for normal fetal development. The babies of women living within one kilometer of fields sprayed with glyphosate were more than twice as likely to have birth defects according to a study from Paraguay. Congenital defects quadrupled in the decade after Roundup Ready crops arrived in Chaco, a province in Argentina where glyphosate is used roughly eight to ten times more per acre than in the U.S. A study of one farming family in the U.S. documented elevated levels of glyphosate and birth defects in the children, including an imperforate anus, growth hormone deficiency, hypospadias (an abnormally placed urinary hole), a heart defect and a micro penis.

Brain cancer: In a study of children with brain cancer compared with healthy children, researchers found that if either parent had been exposed to Roundup during the two years before the child's birth, the chances of the child developing brain cancer doubled.

Breast cancer: Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. The only long-term animal study of glyphosate exposure produced rats with mammary tumors and shortened life-spans.

Cancer: House-to-house surveys of 65,000 people in farming communities in Argentina where Roundup is used, known there as the fumigated towns, found cancer rates two to four times higher than the national average, with increases in breast, prostate and lung cancers. In a comparison of two villages, in the one where Roundup was sprayed, 31 percent of residents had a family member with cancer, while only 3 percent of residents in a ranching village without spraying had one. The high cancer rates among people exposed to Roundup likely stem from glyphosate's known capacity to induce DNA damage, which has been demonstrated in numerous lab tests.

Celiac disease and gluten intolerance: Fish exposed to glyphosate develop digestive problems that are reminiscent of celiac disease. There are parallels between the characteristics of celiac disease and the known effects of glyphosate. These include imbalances in gut bacteria, impairment in enzymes involved with detoxifying environmental toxins, mineral deficiencies and amino acid depletion.

Chronic kidney disease: Increases in the use of glyphosate may explain the recent surge in kidney failure among agricultural workers in Central America, Sri Lanka and India. Scientists have concluded, “Although glyphosate alone does not cause an epidemic of chronic kidney disease, it seems to have acquired the ability to destroy the renal tissues of thousands of farmers when it forms complexes with [hard water] and nephrotoxic metals."

Colitis: The toxicity of glyphosate to beneficial bacteria that suppress clostridia, along with clostridia's high resistance to glyphosate, could be a significant predisposing factor in the overgrowth of clostridia. Overgrowth of clostridia, specifically C. difficile, is a well-established causal factor in colitis.

Glyphosate disrupts chemical processes that impact the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that regulates mood, appetite and sleep. Serotonin impairment has been linked to depression.

Diabetes: Low levels of testosterone are a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Rats fed environmentally relevant doses of Roundup over a period of 30 days spanning the onset of puberty had reduced testosterone production sufficient to alter testicular cell morphology and to delay the onset of puberty.

Heart disease: Glyphosate can disrupt the body's enzymes, causing lysosomal dysfunction, a major factor in cardiovascular disease and heart failure.

Hypothyroidism: House-to-house surveys of 65,000 people in farming communities in Argentina where Roundup is used, known there as the fumigated towns, found higher rates of hypothyroidism.

Inflammatory Bowl Disease (“Leaky Gut Syndrome"): Glyphosate can induce severe tryptophan deficiency, which can lead to an extreme inflammatory bowel disease that severely impairs the ability to absorb nutrients through the gut, due to inflammation, bleeding and diarrhea.

Liver disease: Very low doses of Roundup can disrupt human liver cell function, according to a 2009 study published in Toxicology.

Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS): Sulfate deficiency in the brain has been associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Glyphosatedisrupts sulfate transport from the gut to the liver, and may lead over time to severe sulfate deficiency throughout all the tissues, including the brain.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS):
An increased incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) has been found in association with MS. Glyphosatemay be a causal factor. The hypothesis is that glyphosate-induced IBS causes gut bacteria to leak into the vasculature, triggering an immune reaction and consequently an autoimmune disorder resulting in destruction of the myelin sheath.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A systematic review and a series of meta-analyses of nearly three decades worth of epidemiologic research on the relationship between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticides found that B cell lymphoma was positively associated with glyphosate.

Parkinson's disease: The brain-damaging effects of herbicides have been recognized as the main environmental factor associated with neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease. The onset of Parkinson's following exposure to glyphosate has been welldocumented and lab studies show that glyphosate induces the cell death characteristic of the disease.

Pregnancy problems (infertility, miscarriages, stillbirths): Glyphosate is toxic to human placental cells, which, scientists say, explains the pregnancy problems of agricultural workers exposed to the herbicide.

Obesity: An experiment involving the transfer of a strain of endotoxin-producing bacteria from the gut of an obese human to the guts of mice caused the mice to become obese. Since glyphosate induces a shift in gut bacteria towards endotoxin-producers, glyphosate exposure maycontribute to obesity in this way.

Reproductive problems: Studies of laboratory animals have found that male rats exposed to high levels of glyphosate, either during prenatal or pubertal development, suffer from reproductive problems, including delayed puberty, decreased sperm production, and decreased testosterone production.

Respiratory illnesses: House-to-house surveys of 65,000 people in farming communities in Argentina where Roundup is used, known there as the fumigated towns, found higher rates of chronic respiratory illnesses.

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Roundup cancer link: Australian firms consider lawsuits over exposure to weedkiller

Post by cyrus » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:32 am

Roundup cancer link: Australian firms consider lawsuits over exposure to weedkiller
Sydney councils and Victorian state government reviewing use of glyphosate after US court awards couple US$2bn

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LHD Laywers and Maurice Blackburn are investigating a potential lawsuit against the manufacturer of Roundup, the German pharmaceutical company Bayer. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters
At least two Australian law firms are considering filing lawsuits against the manufacturer of Roundup after a landmark US court verdict in which a couple were awarded US$2bn after a jury agreed the weedkiller caused their cancer.

On Sunday the Sydney Morning Herald reported that a number of local councils in Sydney were reviewing their use of the product, while the Victorian state government has launched its own review of glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup.

At the same time, two Australian firms, LHD Laywers and Maurice Blackburn, are investigating a potential lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer, the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer.

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It follows a decision by a jury in California ordering Monsanto – owned by Bayer – to pay more than $US2bn to a couple who got cancer after using its weedkiller, the third and largest verdict against the company over Roundup in the US.

Jonathan Walsh, principal at Maurice Blackburn, told Guardian Australia the firm had fielded “hundreds of inquiries” since late 2018 from people exposed to glyphosate.

“It’s people from all walks of life, mums and dads using the product every weekend doing the garden, to more heavy users like those involved in vegetation management in particular and also people from the farming community where they use a lot of this product day in and day out,” he said.

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