The chemical industry argues glyphosate the active ingredient in Roundup® is minimally toxic to humans.
The open access journal Entropy argues otherwise. In a peer review, glyphosate is revealed as an insidious chemical that manifests itself over time through inflammation damage to cellular systems throughout the body.
The abstract links glyphosate with ” 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.”
In the USA the FDA has approved the use of glyphosate for use on crops since the 1970s. Anyone consuming any form of conventionally grown produce treated with Roundup® or similar herbicides is consuming glyphosate.
Reports from Rueters to AlterNet linking glyphosate with health risks makes one wonder if it would ever get approval for use today if Michael Taylor, as a former vice president and lobbyist with Monsanto, were removed from his position as the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods.
How does this happen? How can a controlling interest of this magnitude be tolerated in the world’s self professed leading power?
Now Monsanto is applying pressure to ensure their Roundup Ready genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant seed becomes the standard for conventional growers ensuring the continued use of Roundup®
There is a real concern over consuming glyphosate with food. Let someone know about these concerns. Googling Monsanto Petitions will present a myriad of petitions and options to exercise these concerns.
In the mean time we at farmersdotter are voting with our wallet. We avoid products that profit the glyphosate chemical companies. We instead select organic and local options.
We believe real and substantial change only occurs when you change somebodies bottom line. Take away or add to their profits and you will get noticed.