Glyphosate is poison, pure and simple.
It's probably no coincidence that California has both the highest level of glyphosate usage and the most cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the type of cancer linked to Roundup, in the U.S. (Source)
Surveys of populations in Europe show that most people have glyphosate in their urine. Humans ingest glyphosate residues mainly from foods including cereals (such as wheat, oats, barley, rye), which have been ‘desiccated’ with glyphosate-based herbicide just prior to harvest and Roundup-tolerant genetically-modified (GMO) crops like sugar beets, corn, canola (rape), and soy.A study published in 2014 by the US Geological Survey found that across 38 US states there was glyphosate or its degradation product in most rivers, streams, ditches, and the output of water treatment plants sampled. (Source)
Roundup has long been a top-selling weed killer. But now researchers have found that one of Roundup’s inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells....Until now, most health studies have focused on the safety of glyphosate, rather than the mixture of ingredients found in Roundup. But in the new study, scientists found that Roundup’s inert ingredients amplified the toxic effect on human cells—even at concentrations much more diluted than those used on farms and lawns....[The study] confirms that the [inert ingredients] in Roundup formulations are not inert,” wrote the study authors from France’s University of Caen. “Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death [at the] residual levels” found on Roundup-treated crops, such as soybeans, alfalfa and corn, or lawns and gardens. (Source)
Check out these Roundup lawsuits. (Source)Is your neighbor using Roundup to kill dandelions in his lawn? (They're wildflowers, dummy. Leave them alone!) Is the farmer nearby using it on his GMO crops? You are being impacted by this poisonous chemical cocktail. It's in the food you eat and the water you drink!
It's time for a reevaluation of Roundup and other products containing glyphosate. But don't expect much help from U.S. regulating firms. There's a revolving door between Monsanto and other bio-tech organization and groups like the FDA. Dozens of researchers and administrators go back and forth between business and government. Sounds like a conflict of interest where "You scratch my back; I'll scratch yours." rules.
Read food labels and support mandatory labeling. Consumers have the right to choose and can accomplish what the FDA won't by refusing to buy Monsanto's poisoned food! Look for non-GMOs and buy them. Buy local and organic for healthiest eating.