But widespread adoption of herbicide-resistant crops has led to overreliance on herbicides and, in particular, on glyphosate.5 In the United States, glyphosate use has increased by a factor of more than 250 — from 0.4 million kg in 1974 to 113 million kg in 2014. Global use has increased by a factor of more than 10. Not surprisingly, glyphosate-resistant weeds have emerged and are found today on nearly 100 million acres in 36 states. Fields must be now be treated with multiple herbicides, including 2,4-D, a component of the Agent Orange defoliant used in the Vietnam War.
ENLIST DUO (NEW APPROVED HERBICIDE) WARNING
The first of the two developments that raise fresh concerns about the safety of GM crops is a 2014 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve Enlist Duo, a new combination herbicide comprising glyphosate plus 2,4-D. Enlist Duo was formulated to combat herbicide resistance. It will be marketed in tandem with newly approved seeds genetically engineered to resist glyphosate, 2,4-D, and multiple other herbicides. The EPA anticipates that a 3-to-7-fold increase in 2,4-D use will result.
In our view, the science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed.
2014 Attempts to block EPA approval:
Currently, chronic kidney disease is killing thousands in poor farming regions. But this isn’t any ordinary kidney disease, as sufferers are developing the deadly condition without any ordinary risk factors. A recent study indicates researchers may have pinpointed the cause of the epidemic, and it’s found in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide. Read more..
…’Read: Glyphosate Found to Fuel Cancer Cell Growth
Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology Sept 2012 Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize Read Research Paper…
Applying what they knew about Compound X to an extensive search through the thousands of agrochemicals, they arrived at one possibility: glyphosate.
VLA subscriber comment: Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s poster-child Round Up. And it’s glyphosate that becomes even more extremely toxic when it mixes with the heavy metals in hard water. Glyphosate, the researchers determined, is killing farm workers by the thousands.
In El Salvador, CKDu is the second leading cause of death among men. This is a disease that didn’t exist before the introduction of glyphosate. Men who spend their lives working the land in these poor countries are dying for Monsanto.
The researchers say that although glyphosate alone isn’t responsible for CKDu, it has “acquired the ability to destroy the renal tissues of thousands of farmers when it forms complexes with a localized geo environmental factor (water hardness) and nephrotoxic metals.”
Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Glyphosate was manufactured by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides around the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on its effects within the human body. It’s responsible for triggering health problems like gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
When you ingest Glyphosate, you are in essence altering the chemistry of your body. It’s completely unnatural and the body doesn’t resonate with it. P450 (CYP) is the gene pathway disrupted when the body takes in Glyphosate(3). P450 creates enzymes that assist with the formation of molecules in cells, as well as breaking them down. CYP enzymes are abundant and have many important functions. They are responsible for detoxifying xenobiotics from the body, things like the various chemicals found in pesticides, drugs and carcinogens. Glyphosate inhibits the CYP enzymes. The CYP pathway is critical for normal, natural functioning of multiple biological systems within our bodies. Because humans that’ve been exposed to glyphosate have a drop in amino acid tryptophan levels, they do not have the necessary active signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
RE: Cytochrome P450 in humans. SUICIDES & HOMICIDES: What they are doing to humans they are doing to plants as it regards Cytochrome P450… Read “What is making our kids and soldiers psychotic…IMPORTANT: