Do you think the herbicide Round- up (Glyphosate) is safe?

Glyphosate – New Studies Reveal the Dangerous Effects on the body

This is spring time, weeds are all over the yard. I asked myself do I pay for a back massage after pulling all the weeds or do I buy some round up?

So I decided to do some more research, I have heard that round up is safe but I decided to do some research…  I decided to pull my weeds and get a massage after! Here is some of the information I found on the internet and I used some information Dr. Mercola’s posted on his site.

Increasing exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, may be at least partially to blame for rising rates of numerous chronic diseases in Westernized societies, according to recent research.

The finding, published in Entropy,1 has ramifications for virtually every man, woman and child in developed nations, as this pesticide is widely used on both conventional and, especially, genetically modified (GM) crops (to the tune of more than one billion pounds sprayed in the US alone).

If you eat processed foods, most of which are made with GM corn and soy ingredients, you’re consuming glyphosate residues, probably in each and every bite.

Glyphosate May Be a Key Factor in the Development of Chronic Disease

Monsanto has steadfastly claimed that Roundup is harmless to animals and humans because the mechanism of action it uses (which allows it to kill weeds), called the shikimate pathway, is absent in all animals. However, the shikimate pathway IS present in bacteria, and that’s the key to understanding how it causes such widespread systemic harm in both humans and animals.

The bacteria in your body outnumber your cells by 10 to one. For every cell in your body, you have 10 microbes of various kinds, and all of them have the shikimate pathway, so they will all respond to the presence of glyphosate!

Glyphosate causes extreme disruption of the microbe’s function and lifecycle. What’s worse, glyphosate preferentially affects beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow and take over, including the highly toxic Clostridium botulinum.

According to Dr. Seneff, glyphosate is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies,” including but not limited to: Autism, obesity, allergies, cancer, infertility, Alzheimer, MS, Parkinson, Infertility, Depression etc.

Have you ever wondered why in the last year there are so many people with gluten intolerance, allergies, leaky gut syndrome etc.? Glyphosate can cause Gut dysbiosis (imbalances in gut bacteria, inflammation, leaky gut, and food allergies such as gluten intolerance)

To avoid Glyphosate eat as much organic food as you can afford (no GMO, pesticides, or herbicides are allowed in organic foods) and stay away from foods that contain sugar, soy, or corn. In the US those foods are over 90 percent GMO foods which are heavily sprayed with Glyphosates.

One more reason to eat more fermented vegetables which are loaded with beneficial bacteria and some bacteria have shown that they are able to break down some herbicides and pesticides. See my post on how to ferment vegetables.


Entropy 201315(4), 1416-1463; doi:10.3390/e15041416

Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases

Anthony Samsel 1 and Stephanie Seneff 2,

1 Independent Scientist and Consultant, Deerfield, NH 03037, USA2 Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

 Note added by the Publisher: This paper attracts great attention. Please refer to our policy regarding possibly controversial articles.

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received: 15 January 2013; in revised form: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 April 2013 / Published: 18 April 2013

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biosemiotic Entropy: Disorder, Disease, and Mortality)

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.