Wednesday, February 18, 2015
ROUND-UP, and similar products, linked to spike in chronic diseases
A new study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic diseases. The study proved – once again – that glyphosate and Round-up are lethal, even in small amounts.
More than 650,000 metric tons of glyphosate products were used over five years ago, with the amount being used increasing each year. This increase is contributing to the development of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, lipoprotein metabolism disorder, Alzheimer’s, senile dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, autism, and cancer.
The report details how there is a direct correlation between the incidence of these diseases and glyphosate use. It isn’t as if the toxicity levels of glyphosate are not already known by its makers. Monsanto was refusing to release to the public lab tests conducted in St. Louis,, which gave them authority to use glyphosate in China.
The poison developed by the Monsanto Company has been allowed on the US market since the 1970s. It isn’t just Monsanto who sells glyphosate at retqai8ol. There are over 100 different manufacturers of the product throughout the world. You can find it in other products with names such as Killzall, Clearout 41 and Honcho.
Although glyphosate is used primarily in agricultural settings, it is also sprayed by public authorities on roads and pavements. Even home gardeners still use the toxic chemicals to control weeds, although alternatives exist.
According to the new study:
The study points out that, “these findings suggest environmental triggers rather than genetic or age-related causes,” especially since chronic diseases are showing up in younger and younger individuals.
My advice; Read the label on any herbicide or insecticide you’re thinking of buying. Make sure it can’t harm pets, children, birds etc. besides killing weeds or bugs.
OWEN YOST, in addition to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His office is at Yost87@charter.net in Denton.
Posted by Owen Yost at 2/18/2015 03:44:00 PM