Eat your veggies is no longer synonymous with health thanks to the increasingly documented deleterious health effects of chemical pesticides and herbicides. In the approximately 80 years of human chemical herbicide use, countless health problems have been linked back to exposure. There was the Vietnam War’s Agent Orange. There was DDT and associated obfuscation efforts.
It is time to halt the production and sale of Monsanto’s prize possession – Roundup. A now ubiquitous toxicant, found in soil, water, animals, humans, and even breastmilk, the active ingredient has been demonstrated, since the 1980s to have dangerous effects on fetal development. Researchers have elucidated some of the mechanisms of glyphosate’s toxic potential including
This article first appeared on Greenmedinfo.com and is cowritten with Sayer Ji. “Could you please make sure the eggs aren’t runny? I’m pregnant.” At their first prenatal appointment, pregnant women are doled out a list of NO’s including deli meats, fish, and unpasteurized cheese. There is a growing awareness of the fact that this list may be dangerously NON EXHAUSTIVE (and largely misguided, especially
There are many shortcomings of modern toxicology research. In the realm of persistent and bioaccumulative pesticides and herbicides, testing only the active ingredient or “AP” may leave manufacturers falsely reassured. Toxicant synergy has exploded the simplistic notion of “the dose makes the poison” and a critical paper in Biomed Research International entitled Major Pesticides Are More
Monsanto has told us not to worry, before. The deleterious effects of DDT, Agent Orange, and PCBs were only acknowledged after decades of accumulated evidence of irreversible danger to human lives. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is the most widely used herbicide, globally, with particular prevalence in the US where it is