Rounding Up The Culprits That Are Stealing Your Family’s Health
Updated: Oct 4, 2019
As I have mentioned in previous posts, there are many contributing factors that are hijacking our health. Toxic chemicals and vaccines are the worse offenders. One of the more harmful toxic chemicals that most people come in contact with almost every day is Monsanto’s Round Up (glyphosate).
Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, which means that it will kill most plants. It is widely applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broad leaf plants and grasses and is the active ingredient in many weedkillers. The sodium salt form of glyphosate is also used to regulate plant growth and ripen fruit. Glyphosate was first registered for use in the US by Monsanto in 1974 and is now one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. People apply it in agriculture and forestry, on lawns and gardens, and for weeds in industrial areas. It is also used on wheat to kill it and get it to the market quicker. So, essentially there is a very high probability that just about every non-organic wheat, cotton, soybean, corn and other plant-based products are contaminated with this highly toxic and cancer causing chemical. Even bed sheets, pillows, clothes, and cotton tampons have been shown to have glyphosate residues.
Only recently has Monsanto been exposed for hiding safety data or failing to perform safety studies related to genotoxicity leading to cancer and other chronic diseases. Several recent lawsuits have been filed and won by families whose lives have been devastated with cancer from glyphosate exposure. In August 2018, a jury for the Superior Court of California ordered Monsanto, maker of the glyphosate, Roundup, to pay $289 million to a man, a former school district groundskeeper, because of Roundup’s likely role in contributing to his cancer. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, his was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging a glyphosate link to cancer. As a result, the number of glyphosate lawsuits against Monsanto has ballooned to more than 13,000 cases since that time. Three lawsuits have been prosecuted and won by plaintiffs, the latest one in May, 2019, where two billion dollars was awarded to a couple both of whom developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Why the liability? Because they knew about the harmful effects! They were even warned by their own researchers. In 1999, Monsanto hired Dr. James M. Parry, a professor at the University of Wales, to conduct an internal (and secret) safety review of glyphosate and the formulated product. Monsanto decided to do this, in part, because a 1998 study found that glyphosate produces oxidative stress and genotoxicity (a destructive effect on genetic material) in animals.
Dr. Parry recommended that Monsanto conduct studies on the Roundup formulated product (glyphosate plus surfactant) because there was “no adequate in vitro clastogenicity data available for glyphosate formulations.” A clastogen is an agent that can induce genetic mutation by disrupting or damaging chromosomes. Cells become cancer cells largely because of mutations in their genes. In his review, Dr. Parry concluded that glyphosate is capable of producing genotoxicity both in vivo and in vitro by a mechanism based upon the production of oxidative damage. Oxidative damage to DNA can lead to cancer.After reviewing the data, Dr. Parry asked Monsanto to conduct studies to see if there was a synergistic effect with regard to glyphosate and the surfactant, to actually see if the Roundup product people use was genotoxic to humans.
In this email, Monsanto executive William Heydens states: “We simply aren’t going to do the studies Parry suggests.” Roughly 20 years later, Monsanto still has not performed the studies Dr. Parry asked for. This was one of the most important issues for the jury in one case. Monsanto has never tested the carcinogenicity of the Roundup formulated product, and never turned over Dr. Parry’s report to the EPA or shared the report with anybody.
Glyphosate has also been linked to high and low blood pressure, weight loss resistance, dizziness, inability to handle stress, exceptional malaise, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, hormone deregulation, insomnia depression/mood changes, muscle/joint aches and pain. But certainly, the cancer connection is by far the most appalling breech of moral and professional responsibility bordering on criminal activity.
Glyphosate is also an endocrine system disruptor that impairs the CYP (P450) gene pathway in the liver. This gene creates enzymes to help break down and detoxify xenobiotics like chemicals, drugs, carcinogens, pesticides etc. Glyphosate inhibits the natural detoxification process, and in turn, it disrupts homeostasis, increases inflammation, and leads to a deconstruction of the cellular system. It is a major hormone disruptor and has been linked to the T47D and MCF7 breast cancer gene. An in-vivo study of Roundup administered to rats in drinking water diluted to 50ng/L glyphosate equivalence (half of the level permitted in drinking water in the EU11 and 14,000 times lower than that permitted in drinking water in the USA,) resulted in severe organ damage and a trend of increased incidence of mammary tumors in female animals over a two-year period of exposure.
Glyphosate has a severe effect on our micro-biome function. Studies have indicated that glyphosate disrupts the microbes in the intestine, causing a decrease in the ratio of beneficial to harmful bacteria. Thus, pathogenic bacteria are highly resistant to glyphosate but most beneficial bacteria were found to be moderately to highly susceptible. Current research indicates that disruption of the microbiome could cause diseases such as metabolic disorder, diabetes, depression, autism, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disease.
Also, about two thirds of the nation’s farmland rivers flow into the Mississippi River basin and culminates at the tip of Louisiana. Combine the toxic agricultural chemicals including glyphosate and others with the heavy petrochemical industry water and air contaminants and guess where some of the highest rates of cancer are? Not just in Cancer Alley in Louisiana but in many other Louisiana parishes and states along the course of river as well.
Colon/rectal and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are very high in the states bordering the Mississippi river. It all drains to Louisiana, gets more concentrated along the way, then dumps into the gulf at a rate of 4.5 million gallons per second. And we eat seafood from that area of the gulf! This should speak volumes about what you are facing that is stealing your family’s health. These toxic chemicals are everywhere in food, water , and air – some places are worse than others, but none are immune. To get as free as possible, it is imperative to take action to clean and clean your body and your home and take preventative measures to limit exposure to your precious family.
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