Glyphosate, Roundup and Monsanto - September 12th, 2022 Episode

Updated: Oct 17




What is glyphosate?

an herbicide. it comes in several forms of salts and an acid

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used agrochemical.

How does glyphosate work?

Interferes with plant metabolism by blocking an enzyme that makes structural components of the plant like amino acids and vitamin B9 folate

What are some products containing glyphosate?

Currently there are over 750 GBH

How might I be exposed to glyphosate?

Foods and water

Local spraying inhalation and topical

Toxicity

Acute minimal except in large doses - metabolic acidosis

Chronic is the issue:

Mitochondrial dysfunction

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4900596/pdf/pone.0156946.pdf

Gut microbiome

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9145961/pdf/life-12-00707.pdf

Infants gut: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.556729/full#B27

Dysbiosis

https://www.nature.com/articles/nri2515

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026974911936141X?via%3Dihub

Celiac and wheat sensitivity

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19755974/

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.556729/full#B35

Changes in microbiome and cancer

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27125587/

Changes in microbiome and obesity

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29843725/

Immune disruption

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1547691X.2020.1804492

Chromosomal (DNA) damage

https://www.iarc.who.int/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MonographVolume112-1.pdf

Animals:

Bees - hives are failing at massive increase rate (double) - beekeepers noted that they are seeing double hive loss in winter. A study from June 2022 Science states “the collective ability to maintain the necessary high brood temperatures is decreased by more than 25% during periods of resource limitation.” https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abf7482

Microbiome https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1803880115

Brain function

GLY negatively affects associative learning processes of foragers, cognitive and sensory abilities of young hive bees and promotes delays in brood development. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6835870/pdf/insects-10-00354.pdf

Behavior changes https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-80445-4

Nematodes: causes seizures https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-17537-w

Controversy:

WHO IARC says possibly carcinogenic

The argument against this is they did not identify who is exposed.

CDC recently stated glyphosate in in 80% of Americans’ urine

https://wwwn.cdc.gov/Nchs/Nhanes/2013-2014/SSGLYP_H.htm

41 % increase risk of NHL non-hodgkins lymphoma https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1383574218300887

We documented further support from studies of malignant lymphoma incidence in mice treated with pure glyphosate, as well as potential links between glyphosate / GBH exposure and immunosuppression, endocrine disruption, and genetic alterations that are commonly associated with NHL or lymphomagenesis.

Environmental Paytoplay Agency (EPA) says it is safe based on tainted research

For the EPA review 2 panelists and a major editor had ties to Monsanto, AND they failed to disclose and EPA said no Monsanto employee edited the draft. https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2017/pesticides-10-12-2017.php

Lawsuits

Supreme court refuses to hear 2/3 suits that were decided against Bayer/Monsanto https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/monsanto?CMP=ILC-refresh

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/17/glyphosate-roundup-weed-killer-bayer?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

EPA ordered to reexamine glyphosate https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/17/glyphosate-roundup-weed-killer-bayer?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco