"…When future historians write about.html our time, they're not going to write about.html the tons of chemicals that we did or didn't apply. When it comes to glyphosate, they're going to write about.html our willingness to sacrifice our children and jeopardize our existence, while threatening and jeopardizing the very basis of our existence; the sustainability of our agriculture…"
- Dr. Don M. Huber, Professor Emeritus of Botany and Plant Pathology
Glyphosate is the actvie ingredient in Monsanto's flagship herbicide, RoundUp. 80% of GMO crops are engineered to withstand RoundUp and GMO crops now make up 90% of the United State's corn, soy, sugar, canola, and cotton seed. RoundUp is also used as a desiccant (drying agent) at harvest on 160 conventional crops.
It is in our soil, in our food, and in our bodies.
And the health effects are devastating.
Effects of glyphosate on SOIL Effects of glyphosate on HUMAN BODY
Glyphosate is a patented antibiotic and has been shown to destroy the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tracts, where 70% of our immune system is located. Illnesses associated with gut bacteria damage are: autoimmune diseases, food allergies, autism, asthma, Crohn's disease, colitis, and many others. Gut damage also inhibits the body's ability to produce tryptophan, which is a precursor to serotonin, which regulates insulin. Over the past ten years, there has been a 23% increase in teenagers with diabetes.
Glyphosate is a chelator. This is one of the mechanisms by which it destroys weeds; it chelates or "hugs" onto vital nutrients in the soil making them unavailable to the plant. And guess what? It does the same thing in our bodies.
Glyphosate is acknowledged by the EPA as an Endocrine disruptor. This means that it disrupts the way hormones work in the body. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and developmental disorders.