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+ - Researchers Link Roundup® Herbicide to Cancer, Autism, Parkinsonism 2

Submitted by Freshly Exhumed
Freshly Exhumed (105597) writes "The journal Entropy has published a peer-reviewed paper by authors Anthony Samsel, an independent scientist and consultant, and Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at MIT, that contradicts Monsanto's claims that its widely-used herbicide glyphosate (a.k.a. Roundup®) is safe and non-toxic. From the paper: 'Glyphosate, the active ingredient, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate's inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins.' tl:dr Dude it wrecks ya gut so whacked shizzle happens down there real easier."
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Researchers Link Roundup® Herbicide to Cancer, Autism, Parkinsonism

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