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Latest Update on Toxicity of Popular Weed Killer and Proposed Rule for Labeling of GMOs

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  • Government researchers warn the Roundup formula is far more toxic than glyphosate in isolation, due to synergistic interactions between various chemicals
  • Testing by the U.S. National Toxicology Program reveals glyphosate formulations such as Roundup “significantly altered” the viability of human cells by disrupting the functionality of cell membranes
  • The Ramazzini Institute in Italy is raising public funds to perform a comprehensive, independent, global glyphosate study. Stage 1 will investigate the chemical’s carcinogenicity and chronic toxicity potential
  • Monsanto’s plan to release a new crop of Bt soybeans for the U.S. market has been shelved. Entomologists believe the decision may have been triggered by the fact that insects are rapidly developing resistance to the pesticide-producing plants
  • May 3, the USDA released its highly problematic proposal for the labeling of foods containing GMOs. Call to action: Leave your public comment for the USDA before July 3

By Dr. Mercola

In recent years, concerns over the health effects of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup and other weed killer formulations — has risen exponentially. Researchers have discovered it not only may be carcinogenic, but may also affect your body’s ability to produce fully functioning proteins, inhibit the shikimate pathway (found in gut bacteria) and interfere with the function of cytochrome P450 enzymes (required for activation of vitamin D and the creation of nitric oxide and cholesterol sulfate).


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