Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer


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crop dustingGlyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A new groundbreaking study has now found that the most active ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide “Roundup” is responsible for fuelling breast cancer by increasing the number of breast cancer cells through cell growth and cell division.

The study is published in the US National Library of Medicine (4) and will soon be published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Several recent studies showed glyphosate’s potential to be an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system in mammals. These disruptors can cause developmental disorders, birth defects and cancer tumours.

Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects only in human hormone-dependent breast cancer. We found that glyphosate exhibited a weaker estrogenic activity than estradiol. Furthermore, this study demonstrated the additive estrogenic effects of glyphosate and genisein which implied that the use of glyphosate-contaminated soybean products as dietary supplements may pose a risk of breast cancer because of their potential additive estrogenicity. (4)

Researchers also determined that that Monsanto’s roundup is considered an “xenoestrogen,” which is a foreign estrogen that mimics real estrogen in our bodies. This can cause a number of problems that include an increased risk of various cancers, early onset of puberty, thyroid issues, infertility and more.

Scientists also recently discovered that the Bt toxins found in Monsanto’s crops are damaging to red blood cells which are key to delivering oxygen to the body. They have been linked to cancer and kidney function decline. You can read more about that here.

It doesn’t stop there, Monsanto’s roundup was also  linked to Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease not too long ago.

When you ingest Glyphosate, you are in essence altering the chemistry of your body. It’s completely unnatural and the body doesn’t resonate with it. P450 (CYP) is the gene pathway disrupted when the body takes in Glyphosate(3). P450 creates enzymes that assist with the formation of molecules in cells, as well as breaking them down. CYP enzymes are abundant and have many important functions. They are responsible for detoxifying xenobiotics from the body, things like the various chemicals found in pesticides, drugs and carcinogens. Glyphosate inhibits the CYP enzymes. The CYP pathway is critical for normal, natural functioning of multiple biological systems within our bodies. Because humans that have been exposed to glyphosate have a drop in amino acid tryptophan levels, they do not have the necessary active signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

Obviously, the chemistry behind Glyphosate is known by Monsanto. The fact that it disrupts the CYP gene pathway, the enzymes that play a major role in body detoxification is something that can easily contribute to illness and disease. I wonder if this has a direct correlation to the pharmaceutical industry possibly? The same major financial institutions that own major biotech and food corporations also own most of the major pharmaceutical companies.  Mainstream media in North America will always promote GMOs and Roundup as well as emphasize their safety. That couldn’t be further from the truth, they damage your DNA and RNA genomes, not just for profit but for experimentation and control. Fidelity investments, State Street Corporation, JP Morgan Chase and The Vanguard Group seem to own all major food corporations and pharmaceutical companies (1)(2).

It’s good to see more alternative media outlets sharing, and spreading information around the world together. The world is experiencing a mass awakening like never before, and it continues to move forward at an exponential rate. We are living in exciting times, aren’t we? Monsanto’s roundup alone is cause for so many concerns, and can create several health conditions within the human body. Why are we ingesting this stuff? Why do we allow this stuff?

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170(4)

http://naturalsociety.com/glyphosate-fuel-breast-cancer-cell-growth/

http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416(3)

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/publications/00015/6-Dost-Glyphosate.pdf

http://www.nationofchange.org/study-links-monsanto-s-roundup-autism-parkinson-s-and-alzheimer-s-1367764115

http://www.ofa.org.au/papers/glyphosatereview.htm

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=MON+Major+Holders(1)

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=JNJ+Major+Holders(2)

http://gmoevidence.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/JHTD-1-104.pdf

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  8. SJ

    Just a quick clarification; roundup is used on food crops like soybeans when the crop on the north side of the hill is still green but they want to harvest the whole field at once. They kill the green beans with roundup so they all ‘ripen’ or at least dry out at the same time.

  9. Jonathan

    I work in public pesticide application and one of our main weed control is Ranger Pro, which is basically Roundup. I just wanted to clear up a few things that I felt are misleading. As an applicator, I have a huge responsibility to my safety as well as yours, all applicators do. If Roundup is applied correctly, you will never come into contact of any kind with any of the chemicals.

    I have a masters in plant biology and let me simplify how the product works. Glyphosate is the the chemical that kills the plant. The other inert chemicals are present to ensure that the glyphosate attaches to the intended target and doesn’t leach into the ground. As soon as roundup hits the target, chemical degradation begins. After 1-4 hours, when the product has dried these chemicals can only be absorbed by mammals if the plant is ingested. After 7 days, all chemicals have been mostly broken down to nitrogen in the top soil.

    The way roundup is used in crops is misleading in this article. Food crops are not sprayed with roundup, this would kill them. Before tilling the soil and planting, the crop site is sprayed usually a month before planting. Long after all the roundup is gone. This is done to ensure that no potentially fatal weeds like hemlock and hogweed are present during harvesting. Every “organic” farm in the US uses this practice.

    One of the easiest ways to tell if a herbicide is present is through lactating cows. Roundup is used on undesired plants on dairy farms. When the instructions for application were used correctly, none of the lacting cows had any of it in their milk.

    The tests done on this article largely have to do with ingesting roundup in its concentrate form. This just doesn’t happen because the product is not applied in concentrate because it will not work. It has to be mixed with water. The same harmful chemicals (not glyphosate which is a plant hormone) are found in dishwasher soap, comet, hand soaps, degreasers, oxyclean, etc.

    Sorry for any grammatical errors and I would answer questions asked. I’m not trying to attack anyone, if you feel that way I apologize. There are at least two sides to every story, at least try to hear them all.

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  18. Rebecca Brown

    Just a point of clarification. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) does not publish scientific studies. The NLM indexes biomedical journals (in the database PubMed) that (do) publish studies. Reference number 4 that you cited links to PubMed, but the study was not published by NLM. The study comes from:
    Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Sep;59:129-36.

    • Yes I understand that :) Thanks for clearing that up.

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