About glyphosate

2018

 

Suggests that autism is an epigenetic epidemic provoked by pervasive environmental agents, and that the effects of other triggers are “exponentially” worsened by glyphosate.

Good P. Evidence the U.S. autism epidemic initiated by acetaminophen (Tylenol) is aggravated by oral antibiotic amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) and now exponentially by herbicide glyphosate (Roundup). Clinical Nutrition 2018;23: 171-183.

 

2017

 

Discusses one of glyphosate’s many destructive actions—the inhibition of the intestinal tract’s protective barrier—and reports on how this effect may be helped by using a lignite extract.

Gildea JJ, Roberts DA, Bush Z. Protective effects of lignite extract supplement on intestinal barrier function in glyphosate-mediated tight junction injury. Journal of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics 2017;3: 1.

 

2016

 

Describes the alarming levels of glyphosate contamination in the American food supply, including some organic foods, and notes that current food safety regulations are inadequate to prevent this contamination.

Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project. Glyphosate: unsafe on any plate. Food testing results and scientific reasons for concern. Nov. 2016.

 

Offers a comprehensive consensus statement that calls attention to the at least 100-fold increase in the volume of glyphosate-based herbicides applied since the late 1970s; the widespread contamination of drinking water and air and glyphosate’s longer-than-previously-recognized half-life; the rising human exposure to what has “authoritatively” been classified as a probable human carcinogen; and the outdated science that buttresses ineffective regulations.

Myers JP, Antoniou MN, Blumberg B et al. Concerns over use of glyphosate-based herbicides and risks associated with exposures: a consensus statement. Environmental Health 2016;15: 19.

 

2014

 

Describes the evidence showing that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp, bioaccumulates in breast milk.

Honeycutt Z, Rowlands H. Glyphosate testing report: findings in American mothers’ breast milk, urine, and water. Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse. April 7, 2014.

 

2013

 

Summarizes the contributions of the glyphosate found in the typical American diet to widespread ill health, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Samsel A, Seneff S. Glyphosate’s suppression of cytochrome p450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by the gut microbiome: pathways to modern diseases. Entropy 2013;15: 1416-1463.