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24 Scandalous Reasons To NEVER Eat GMO Foods Or Use RoundUp Ever Again!
Are you one of those? You know, the kind of person who thinks that GMO foods aren’t all that bad. We’ve been eating them for about 20 years, right? Do you think that they are pretty much harmless? Do you think RoundUp is just another herbicide that isn’t all that bad?
We have some shocking news for you, then. We are going to list 24 of the known health problems that GMO foods and glyphosate (the main ingredient in RoundUp) cause.
Keep in mind that these are only the known diseases and health problems. There are certainly more that we just haven’t yet connected to GM foods or this dangerous herbicide.
Think you know everything about GM products? Keep reading for some real food for thought about GM foods and glyphosate.
1. Respiratory Problems
In one house to house survey of more than 65,000 people who live in farming areas in Argentina (where RoundUp is widely used) found that the people who live near these areas have much higher rates of chronic respiratory problems. This is just to name one study. There are dozens of other studies which have reached the same conclusion.
2. Reproductive Issues
This is one of the most commonly known consequences of RoundUp. Study after study of lab animals have found that this substance causes severe reproductive problems. One study found that male rates, when exposed to glyphosate either during prenatal or pubertal development, had serious reproductive problems, including decreased sperm count, lower levels of testosterone, and delayed puberty.
In many farming communities, it has been found that there is a connection between ADHD and exposure to glyphosate. Scientists believe that this is due to RoundUp’s capacity to interrupt the normal function of the thyroid.
This is a little known effect of GM foods and glyphosate. One study involved transferring one strain of the endotoxin producing bacteria from the digestive system of an obese human being to the gut of a mouse. This caused the mouse to become obese. Glyphosate shifts the bacteria in the digestive system towards being endotoxins producers, and in this way, contributes to obesity.
5. Alzheimer’s Disease
Perhaps the reason we are seeing every increasing rates of Alzheimer’s is because we are using more and more glyphosate. This chemical causes the same kind of oxidative stress, along with natural brain cell death, that is found in those with Alzheimer’s. Glyphosate, and the GM foods that contain this chemical, affects an enzyme in the brain whose un-regulation has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
6. Parkinson’s Disease
Glyphosate has serious brain damaging effects that can lead to not only Alzheimer’s, but other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. Exposure to glyphosate and the onset of Parkinson’s disease has been well-documented. Lab studies how that this deadly chemical induces brain cell death, which is characteristic of this disease and Alzheimer’s.
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RoundUp has several known biological affects that align it with autism. More than vaccines, people should look to this damaging herbicide for the ever increasing rates of autism. The gut dysbiosis that is found in autistic children and the toxicity of RoundUp that suppresses the beneficial bacteria is one of the underlying causes of autism. Glyphosate also encourages the accumulation of aluminum in the brain, which is believed to be one of the main contributing factors to autism.
8. Problems with Pregnancy
This includes numerous problems such as stillbirth, miscarriages, and infertility. RoundUp is toxic to the placenta, which explains the problems many agricultural workers experience with their pregnancies after being exposed to this herbicide.
9. Brain Cancer
One study involving children who had brain cancer, and the comparison to otherwise healthy children, discovered that if either parent had been exposed to glyphosate in the two year period before their child’s birth, the chances of their child being diagnosed with brain cancer was more than double!
10. Birth Defects
Glyphosate disrupts the vitamin A in the body, which is crucial for normal development of children. Women who live within one kilometer of crops that are sprayed with RoundUp are more than 50 percent more likely to have children with birth defects, according to studies done in Paraguay. One study out of Argentina found that congenital defects more than quadrupled in just 10 years after RoundUp Ready crops were grown.
11. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
A series of meta-analyses as well as a systematic review of almost 30 years’ worth of epidemiologic research looking at any possible link between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and exposure to RoundUp found that B cell lymphoma was strongly linked to exposure to this damaging chemical.
12. Breast Cancer
RoundUp initiates breast cancer cell growth in humans via estrogen receptors. Long term studies involving lab animals show that exposure to this herbicide produced rats with large, mammary tumors with much reduced life spans.
13. Multiple Sclerosis
There has been a tremendous increase in the rates of inflammatory bowel disease, which has been linked to the development of MS. RoundUp is believed to be a causal factor. Glyphosate induced IBS can cause the digestive tract bacteria to leak in to the vasculature. This starts an immune reaction and then this autoimmune disorder.
14. Various Other Cancers
Surveys have discovered that people who live in farming communities that use RoundUp or RoundUp Ready on their crops have two to four times more breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer than those who are not exposed to this herbicide.
15. Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Otherwise known as ALS, the development of this disease is thought to stem from a sulfate deficiency in the brain. RoundUp disrupts the transport of sulfate from the digestive tract to the liver and, eventually, can lead to a sulfate deficiency throughout the body, including the brain.
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16. Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease
In studies, fish that were exposed to RoundUp develop serious digestive problems that are similar to what humans with celiac disease experience. There are definite connections between the characteristics of celiac disease and RoundUp. Glyphosate and GM foods are well-known for causing serious imbalances in the gut bacteria.
17. Liver Disease
One study, published in the 2009 journal Toxicology, found that even very low doses of glyphosate can disrupt liver cell function in human beings.
18. Kidney Disease
The recent surge in kidney problems in the US, India, and other countries that use RoundUp Ready on crops might be easily explained by exposure to glyphosate. Although scientists agree that exposure to this herbicide is not the only cause behind this epidemic, however they also agree that it does play a large part in destroying the kidney tissues when it is combined with exposure to hard water and nephrotoxic metals.
19. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Sometimes called leaky gut syndrome, RoundUp can cause a severe tryptophan deficiency in the body, which can lead to inflammatory bowel disease, which prevent the body from absorbing nutrients in a normal matter.
A house to house survey of people living in farming areas in Argentina found that these people had higher rates of cancer as well as higher rates of thyroid issues, in particular, hypothyroidism.
As we have mentioned, RoundUp and GM foods are well-known for disrupting the entire digestive tract, which leads to numerous digestive problems including colitis.
22. Heart Disease
RoundUp and GM foods disrupt the production and action of enzymes in the body, which causes lysosomal dysfunction. This is one major factor in the development of cardiovascular disease and eventual heart failure.
RoundUp is known to interrupt the production of serotonin in the brain. This is a vital neurotransmitter that regulates our appetite, mood, and sleep pattern. A disruption in serotonin is known to be one of the underlying causes of depression.
Studies show that low levels of testosterone leave a person at a higher risk for developing type-2 diabetes. Lab rats that were fed relevant doses of RoundUp over a 4 week period just before puberty reduced their levels of testosterone. This led to the delay in the onset of puberty. This can leave you at a higher risk of developing diabetes.
It’s almost inconceivable that we know about all of these health problems but glyphosate is still used and readily available for sale. Food companies are still pushing their GM foods on the American public, even though most people have made it plain that these are products we don’t want.
If you are in denial, open your eyes and see what your denial is costing your health and the health of your family.
Don’t buy foods that cause cancer and diseases. Don’t buy them, don’t eat them, and don’t support companies that do.