Health

Glyphosate is a dangerous chemical that has found its way into a vast majority of our food and water supply. It is an extremely dangerous toxin, and it is causing massive amounts of disease.

Glyphosate is a pesticide produced by the infamous company Monsanto, and they are first handedly causing the downfall of our entire environment. They are polluting the air, space, water, food, and our bodies. This dangerous chemical is causing a world of health issues and complications, and very well might be responsible for the dramatic increase in cancer. Nonetheless, we do know that it is causing a spike in diseases such as celiac disease, according to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The research on glyphosate was in December of last year. She not only has studied the relationship between celiac disease and glyphosate, but also the relationship between other serious health issues like autism spectrum disorder and a wide variety of other diseases. She also believes that it could be the transporter of other toxic chemicals such as aluminum and arsenic. She says that it could be carrying aluminum to the brain and arsenic to the kidneys. Her first findings on glyphosate were published in the journal Entropy last year, followed by a paper that linked glyphosate to celiac disease.

Her research was co-authored by Dr. Samsel, also part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “There’s an extremely strong correlation between the use of Roundup on corn and soy over time and the increase in all these different diseases, and celiac disease is one of them,” she says.

“We certainly have seen an explosive appearance of celiac disease almost overnight in the last five to 10 years… Now you have a growing section of gluten-free choices of various food products…

Lots of people are intolerant to gluten, of course. But people aren’t thinking, ‘Why is this now true? This didn’t use to be true’… I was really puzzled because wheat is not a GE product… GMO wheat is not a product that’s on the market.”

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It affects 1 in 100 people worldwide, and two and a half million Americans are estimated to be undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.  The use of glyphosate on wheat crops has shown to severely damage your gut flora and cause chronic diseases rooted in gut dysfunction. Not only has the use of glyphosate on wheat been increased, cases of celiac disease have been too.

Not only is glyphosate causing an increase in Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, but it is actually contaminating over 90% of today’s wheat supply. Preharvest application of the deadly glyphosate to wheat and barley has been routine since the year 1980. It is used as a drying agent 7-10 days before harvest, with conventional farming.

Dr. Seneff explains that when you expose wheat to a toxic chemical like glyphosate, it actually releases more seeds resulting in a slightly greater yield: “ “It ‘goes to seed’ as it dies. At its last gasp, it releases the seed” says Dr. Seneff. According to the US Department of Agriculture, as of 2012, 99% of durum wheat, 97% of spring wheat, 91% for spring wheat and 61% % for winter wheat is treated with herbicides. Wheat farmer Keith Davis has some comments about the practice too. He says;

“This practice is not licensed. Farmers mistakenly call it “desiccation.” Consumers eating products made from wheat flour are undoubtedly consuming minute amounts of Roundup. An interesting aside, malt barley which is made into beer is not acceptable in the marketplace if it has been sprayed with preharvest Roundup. Lentils and peas are not accepted in the marketplace if it was sprayed with preharvest roundup….. but wheat is ok.. This farming practice greatly concerns me and it should further concern consumers of wheat products.”

Dr. Seneff and Dr. Anthony Samsel both think glyphosate may attack the gliadin as a consequence of a chemical reaction. As noted in their study:

“[G]ut dysbiosis, brought on by exposure to glyphosate, plays a crucial role in the development of celiac disease. Many CYP enzymes are impaired in association with celiac disease, and we show that glyphosate’s known suppression of CYP enzyme activity in plants and animals plausibly explains this effect in humans.”