Glyphosate (N-phosphonomethyl-glycine) is one of the world’s most widely used herbicides accounting for 25 % of the world herbicide market.
Glyphosate herbicides are widely used in agriculture because it’s a cost-effective, easy to use a compound that kills weeds. Glyphosate herbicide is used to control unwanted weed growth in farming, forestry, gardening, industrial areas, and along highways.
Because Glyphosate has been used widely for nearly 40 years, it has led to the creation of Glyphosate-resistant superweeds. To date, more than 263 Glyphosate-resistant species have been reported around the world. In order to kill these unwanted Glyphosate-resistant plants, even stronger herbicides must be used on crops.
Worldwide, Glyphosate herbicide use is increasing, and 75% of all Glyphosate sprayed since the 1970s has occurred in the last ten years alone.
A 2017 study found that exposure to Glyphosate increased 500% since Roundup Ready GMO crops were introduced in the U. S. in 1996.
93% of People May Have Glyphosate in their Bodies
Glyphosate is classified as a dangerous human carcinogen that causes cancer. Monsanto developed glyphosate as a non-selective pesticide that destroys both good and bad plants.
Worldwide use of glyphosate-based herbicides makes it almost impossible to avoid, even for those who don’t directly handle Roundup.
The runoff from Roundup sprayed crops into neighboring rivers, creeks, streams, and lakes have led to the discovery of wildlife animals carrying traces of glyphosate in their bodies.
Traces of Glyphosate have been found in oatmeal, honey, wine, and even baby food.
Twenty-one oat-based snack products and cereals such as Cheerios tested positive for traces of glyphosate.
A study conducted by the Detox Project showed children were reported to have higher percentages of the chemical on average.
Studies of farm workers exposed to large amounts of Roundup in Canada, Sweden, and the United States have demonstrated a higher occurrence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma than those not exposed to Roundup. Medical studies have shown a connection between glyphosate and the following serious health conditions:
Polyethoxylated Tallow Amine (POEA) is a common co-ingredient that is found in herbicides containing glyphosate. This chemical compound allows herbicides to become better absorbed by plant life, minimizing the chances that glyphosate could be washed off by rain. Studies have shown that the combination of Glyphosate and POEA can magnify the toxic effect of herbicides in the human body.
Cancers and Diseases Linked to Glyphosate Exposure
People are suffering from a host of health complications like digestive diseases and food allergies.
A 2015 study found that mice who were exposed to Roundup in low doses suffered liver and kidney damage.
In humans, MIT professors found a link between the rise in Glyphosate usage and celiac disease. (celiac patients have an increased risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma).
Diseases and Cancers Linked to Glyphosate Exposure
Glyphosate Exposure has also been linked to hormonal and enzymatic effects in mammals.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization, says that the chemical Glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic.”
World Health Organization has classified Glyphosate as a Group 2A substance. Group 2A substances are deemed carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization.
Other Substances Classified by the WHO Under Group 2A Include:
• Lead compounds
• Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
• Nitrogen Mustards (derived from mustard gas)
Glyphosate herbicide exposure is most common among farm workers and those living near farmland. Exposure to Glyphosate herbicide can happen in a number of ways, including:
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