Glyphosate Effects on Human Health
Similarly to horses, people have a microbiome that contains microbes that are effected by Glyphosate. As with horses glyphosate contamination of our food will cause a dysbiosis that disrupts digestive function and can lead to disorders such as IBS, Diverticulitis, Crohns, etc. Gut dysbiosis is also believed to be one of the factors behind Autism in children and indeed it has been predicted by a senior MIT research scientist, Stephanie Seneff, in the USA that the incidence of Autism in children in the USA in 2025 will approximate to 1 in 2. This would be not only devastating for the families with autistic children but would create an overwhelming care burden.
Whilst sceptics may try to brush the correlation of the increase in use of RoundUp with the increase in Autism as coincidental, the fact that the RoundUp usage correlates with the increase in a number of other diseases makes this far less statistically likely that it is coincidental. Given the correlation of Glyphosate with Alzheimers there is a theory that Glyphosate facilitates the transport of toxic heavy metals into the brain and organs which creates an environment that favours the disease state.
So why is Glyphosate so widely tolerated if there is evidence to suggest
the harm it causes people? Whilst Monsanto et al have significant
influence in the West there are some countries that have recognised the
damage it does and refuse to let their food production and farmers be so
adversely affected. Sri Lanka has introduced a partial ban on
Glyphosate in response to an epidemic of kidney disease. The jpeg
below explains how this occurs.
Of course it's all very well pointing out these issues but how prevalent is Glyphosate in European countries for it to be a significant health factor? Is this just scare-mongering when in fact it's not an issue for the vast majority of the population? The truth is that much of our food has herbicide and pesticide contaminants that aren't necessarily that easy to remove from our food - especially some delicate fruit that don't stand a rinse too well let alone a scrub! As a result, it is no surprise that Glyphosate can be found in the urine samples of many people throughout Europe and the world.
Of course if it's getting into our drinking water it will not only affect us and the horses but our food-production animals too. As we learn from Sri Lanka hard water areas seem to magnify the issue too due to the chelating effect of Glyphosate.