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Roundup Creates Antibiotic Resistance

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  • Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, was shown to increase antibiotic resistance in E. coli and salmonella
  • Roundup also causes disturbances to a soil fungus called Aspergillus nidulans; the disturbances occurred at the cellular level after exposure to glyphosate doses far below the recommended agricultural application rate and without causing any visible effects
  • Glyphosate is in fact patented as an antibiotic, and when broken down, the word antibiotic means “anti-life”

By Dr. Mercola

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, has earned the ominous distinction of being the most heavily used agricultural chemical of all time. Use skyrocketed starting in 1996, when Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-tolerant crops (soy, corn and cotton) were introduced. The GE crops are impervious to Roundup's toxic effects, which allows farmers to spray the chemical onto their crops with abandon.


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