So for those who don’t know Glyphosate is Roundup, and has been proven harmful to humans at levels as small as 0.01ppb (parts per billion). I have to admit I’ve linked you to a long report, and since many of us don’t have the time to read the whole thing I will summarise it for you:
Glyphosate was Originally Patented to Clean Pipes, Like Drano – 1964
Glyphosate is the presumed active ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and other commercial glyphosate-based herbicide formulations. However, it was first patented in 1964 by Stauffer Chemical Company in Westport, Connecticut as a chelator7 , for removing unwanted mineral deposits from metal pipes like Drano.
Monsanto Discovers Weed-Killing Properties – 1974
A few years later, glyphosate was also found to be an effective herbicide by Monsanto’s John E. Franz and brought to market by the St. Louis-based company in 1974 as a non-selective, water-soluble herbicide, with a specific mechanism of action: the directed interruption of plant development through metabolic poisoning.
Glyphosate, Nutrients and Disease
As with the original pipe cleaning patent, glyphosate also binds (chelates) vital nutrients such as iron, manganese, zinc, and boron in the soil, preventing plants from taking them up. This could have serious implications for humans, farm animals and pets that consume genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops, as it could negatively affect the nutritional value of food
Monsanto Receives Antimicrobial Patent – 2010
In addition to mineral chelation and herbicidal modes of action or treatment, in 2003, Monsanto applied for a patent regarding the potential antibiotic or antimicrobial activity of glyphosate. The patent, finally awarded in 2010, has led to renewed concern from scientists that low levels of glyphosate could have an antimicrobial effect and negative impact on human health. Emerging scientific evidence suggests that glyphosate can alter human and animal intestinal flora and may lead to a harmful imbalance in the stomach’s microbiome, thus causing a decrease in beneficial gut bacteria and a rise in more toxic or harmful bacteria like it does in the soil.
Glyphosate/Roundup Damage by the Numbers (ppb)
0.1 ppb: Roundup (0.05 ppb glyphosate) altered the gene function of over 4,000 genes in the livers and kidneys of rats.
0.1 ppb: Roundup (0.05 ppb glyphosate) 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: Alterations of kidneys and livers in rats.
700 ppb: Permitted level for glyphosate in U.S. tap water.
1,125.3 ppb (1.1253 mg/kg): Level found in General Mills’ Cheerios.
Checkout the article for a more in depth view. These are horrifyingly high levels of Glyphosates in processed foods, some of the brands above are even considered healthy! What are we putting in our bodies? What other chemicals are in our foods that we are unaware of? Let me ask you this… How much is your health worth? Are you going to make it your priority? What about your children? Will you make their health a priority?
xX Ali Xx