Some 180 million pounds of Roundup are applied to US soils each year. Interestingly, the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is designed to kill just about everything except genetically modified plants like corn, soy, beets, cottonseed and canola.
For years, government agencies and agricultural manufacturers have considered glyphosate relatively safe for humans.
But a new study in the journal Entropy has linked glyphosate to a number of fatal diseases in humans (1).
What’s worse is that residues of glyphosate have been found in wheat, sugar, corn and soy (1).
Consequences of this exposure are related to diseases linked to the western diet, such as obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, depression, autism, cancers, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and depression, according to this study (1).
The study also found that glyphosate disrupts the P450 enzyme, which allows us to detoxify certain synthetic chemicals. Lack of this enzyme also inhibits the biosynthesis of certain essential amino acids, as well as inhibiting other important detoxification pathways.
Consider Horticultural Vinegar to beat back those pesky weeds, or other non-glyphosate alternatives.
Samsel A. Glyphosate’s suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino acid biosynthesis by the gut microbes. Entropy. 2013 Apr