Submitted by Dave Hodges on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 03:53.
It’s to be expected that anything produced by the world’s most evil corporation would be distinctly harmful, and that has certainly proven true of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Beyond Pesticides – a non-profit watchdog organization – estimates that 300 million pounds of glyphosate are dumped on U.S. crops each year, in addition to a further 300 million pounds being used along roadsides, in parks and in other areas. While Monsanto stands 100 percent behind its product, insisting repeatedly that it is totally safe, the reality is that as the use of Roundup has steadily increased, so have the number of people with chronic diseases like diabetes, celiac disease, asthma, heart disease and others. This is hardly a coincidence, and the explanation for the link between glyphosate use and chronic disease is quite simple: As reported by Natural Health 365, glyphosate destroys the “good” bacteria in the gut, bacteria which are vital to a host of functions, including boosting immunity, fighting infection, nutrient absorption, the production of fatty acids and vitamins, and the neutralization of toxins. As this toxic chemical destroys good bacteria it affects multiple bodily functions, creating a perfect storm for the development of disease. (Related: Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health.)