In my post about GMO labeling, I saw the need for a post dedicated to RoundUp aka Glyphosate, but it’s hard to separate the two (GMOs and glyphosate) since most GMOs are designed to be grown with the use of RoundUp aka Glyphosate.
As I was writing, this post kept growing and growing (unlike anything sprayed with glyphosate) and contains something like 42 external links, just in case anyone wants to go nuts exploring the research… There’s probably enough info here without following any of the links (but please do sign the petitions at least) and you can bookmark the post in case you ever need to go deeper.
I’ve tried to break up some of the links with a few photos and a video, so hopefully it doesn’t look too busy, but it got to the point I really don’t know how to edit it without just saying something like
“GMOs and RoundUp aka glyphosate = REALLY REALLY BAD for everyone
and everything except company profits”
and deleting the rest, but after all the work I did, I just can’t do that. Someone else might be capable of turning this into several posts, but I’m not that someone else. Yet… Who knows who I will be when I regain all my brain functions? Anyway, consider this fair warning!
There is so much evidence of harm (REALLY BIG LONG TERM HARM) caused by eating foods that have RoundUp aka Glyphosate used on them (which would be most processed and packaged foods that are not certified organic), but we are also breathing it in, drinking it, and tracking it into our homes from lawns that it gets sprayed on, pissing it out of our bodies, and making people, pets and farm animals sick (or dead) as well as killing unintended plants with pesticide drift drift drift and more drift, since it easily blows off the property it is applied to, and then affects the plants, critters and people next door too (toxic trespass).
This stuff is designed to KILL, and it isn’t selective. It will kill some things quickly, and some things slowly (and we are composed of some things it can kill slowly).
“Each year in the United States more than 1 billion pounds of synthetic pesticides – insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides – are applied in agriculture, homes, schools, parks, playgrounds and daycare centers. The National Toxicology Program has found in animal bioassays that a number of widely used pesticides are carcinogenic. Case-control epidemiologic studies have found consistent, modest associations between pesticide exposures in utero and in early childhood and acute lymphocytic leukemia, childhood brain cancer and childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Rates of childhood leukemia are consistently elevated among children who grow up on farms, among children whose parents used pesticides in the home or garden, and among children of pesticide applicators.” ~ Philip J. Landrigan, MD, chairman of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and professor of pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City
This may be one of the most insidious everyday poisons we are exposed to.
“The herbicide sprayed on most of the world’s genetically engineered crops—and gets soaked into the food portion—is now linked to “autism … gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others.”
Here is a revealing (but somewhat technical if you haven’t done a lot of medical research) video, Jeffrey Smith from The Institute for Responsible Technology interviewing Stephanie Seneff, PhD, who is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT:
MCS and Autism have a lot in common (a topic for another blog post). RoundUp/Glyphosate is also implicated in CYP 450 issues as noted in the above video, and there is research about CYP 450 and MCS/ES.
New (and should be shocking enough to ban glyphosate) Research:
Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases
Abstract: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate’s inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport. Consequences are 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. We explain the documented effects of glyphosate and its ability to induce disease, and we show that glyphosate is the “textbook example” of exogenous semiotic entropy: the disruption of homeostasis by environmental toxins.
Tell the EPA You Want Lower, Not Higher, Limits on Monsanto’s Roundup!
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine statement on Genetically Modified Foods
“There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects.”
The Institute for Responsible Technology
Organic Consumers Association
Institute of Science in Society Special Report 10/10/12
Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned
8 Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture: #2
How Mitt Romney Helped Monsanto Take Over the World
Monsanto: A Corporate Profile
Grass and Weed Killer Poisoning
Glyphosate is found in various weed killers, including the brands listed below:
Note: This list may not be all inclusive.
Cyanosis (blue lips or fingernails — rare)
Irritation of mouth and throat
Low blood pressure
Vomiting (may vomit blood)
I have also come to the conclusion that Monsanto is just
EVIL EVIL EVIL
If you haven’t already noticed, EVIL is the opposite of LIVE!
(Those 3 EVILs are also links to others who think Monsanto is EVIL)
Let’s stop this Ecocide, for once and for all, before it stops all life on this planet.
For your own sake (and your family’s) stop buying and eating or drinking anything with GMOs, (don’t feed it to your pets either) and don’t buy anything made or sold by Monsanto and then, demand other companies stop using their “stuff” too.
I don’t support widespread wireless use, but since it’s out there now, there is finally something really good you can use it for:
New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart
And of course, go pesticide/herbicide/fungicide/chemical fertilizer/weed’n’feed free, grow your own food, and/or buy everything you can certified organic. There are resource links here in the sidebar, check under Food for options. And for your yard:
Proof things can be done differently?
WE have the POWER to CHANGE when we are informed.
A March against Monsanto is a March for Life and Freedom
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Thanks Elaine. People need to know about this.
Police didn’t help us who can? Our neighbor does it almost daily and it smells terrible. We have twin 1 year olds and lost two cats quickly.
Depending on where you are, there may be a requirement by law (once requested) that they notify you 24 hours in advance of any spraying. There are also directions re wind speeds etc.
If it’s the neighbors themselves and not a company, it may be more challenging, but if your health is being impacted, you may be able to get a restraining order if you are really determined, and have doctors letter stating that you are adversely affected by the cides.
Ultimately we need better laws, banning at least the cosmetic use (and purchase of) pesticides. These are starting to happen in more areas where people work together to push for them. Enforcement is still tricky and leaves a lot to be desired. The pesticide industry is very powerful and influences any and all laws made regarding their products.
Beyond Pesticides may have resources you could look into.