Stephanie Seneff, PhD,a senior research scientist from MIT, believes there is a correlation between Glyphosate (Roundup), and Autism. According to her studies, there is a link between the rising rates of autism, and the persistent use of Round-up. According to Dr Seneff, by the year 2025, one in two children will be autistic. You can download here multiple presentations, papers, research, and papers on nutrition and disease.
Glyphosate is in everything. And Monsanto has managed to introduce this product worldwide, and unfortunately, is being used all around us on a daily basis. Monsanto argued that glyphosate is harmless to humans because our cells don’t have the shikimate pathway, which it inhibits. That may be true, but the real problem is that out gut bacteria do have this pathway. Is this bacteria, that supply us with beneficial aminoacids. Glyphosate, has a cumulative effect on us. As of today, most of our food, is sprayed, has been sprayed, or it has been genetically modified so it can be sprayed with Glyphosate.
Roundup is in everything
Corn, soy, or any product that contains corn syrup will have small traces of this chemical. Up to 85% of U.S. corn is genetically engineered. Over 90% of soybeans and 88% of cottonseed oil are also genetically engineered. Around 75% of processed foods on supermarket shelves contain genetically engineered ingredients.
We are also feeding corn to our chickens, pigs, cows, and they will pass those traces of chemicals when we eat processed products. From our morning cereal, and the buns we use for our hot-dogs and burgers, to the candy, chips and chemically treated produce we give to our kids. Read the label on the food you have at home. Does it contain corn syrup, soy, cotton oil? If it does, it will most likely contain traces of pesticides, and will also contain GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).
If you use a chemical company to treat your lawn, or if you use the typical 5 step program to kill weeds on your lawn, then, you are applying glyphosate on your property. When you use a pesticide such as Roundup, you are also applying its inert ingredient. And it is for this reason, they are not tested in long-term experiments. The inert ingredients amplify up to 1000 times the toxicity of their active ingredients in 100% of the cases where they are indicated to be present by the manufacturer.
We are ingesting, drinking, breathing Roundup. And we are letting our children play in lawns, schools, and parks treated with Roundup. Just this month the USDA released a report about Pesticides in our food. It showed that over 99%, YES 99% of the products sampled have traces of pesticides. Fresh conventional produce, juices, infant formula, processed foods, fruits and vegetables. All contained traces of pesticides. What they did not tested for was Glyphosate in our food , because apparently it was “extremely expensive” to test.
More, and more studies are showing the adverse effects of pesticides in our food, environment and us. You may not bee able to switch to all organic, but you can definitely do some changes, and choose the healthier alternative to your food and lawn care.