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Monsanto’s RoundUp Poison 125 Times More Dangerous than Regulators Admit

Christina Sarich
April 19th, 2014
Updated 05/05/2014 at 8:57 pm
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pesticides roundup glyphosate toxic 263x164 Monsanto’s RoundUp Poison 125 Times More Dangerous than Regulators AdmitIf someone opened up a bottle of arsenic, would you drink it? This is a ridiculous rhetorical question, but if you asked regulators – would you eat a chemical concoction that has been found to be 125 times more toxic than glyphosate, the main toxic ingredient found in Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide? It seems an equally insane inquiry, but even after numerous highly alarming studies published in journal after journal questioning the validity of Monsanto’s claims that RoundUp is ‘safe,’ government agencies continue to allow the herbicide to be sprayed. Will this latest study be the one to break them from their poison-induced lunacy?

A new study just published in the journal Biomedical Research International reveals that despite the still reputation of agrochemicals being relatively harmless, formulations like Roundup herbicide are far more toxic than regulators have previously revealed. So – either they already knew this and refused to share it with the public, or some of them just had no idea how powerfully debilitating these chemicals could be when used together.

Many regulatory agencies administer tests to look at isolated chemicals to determine in what parts per million they become toxic to humans and the environment. Far too many chemicals are used than the agencies have the capability and funds to actually test for any length of time to determine their true interaction with other chemicals already in the environment. But this study goes even further, and determines that RoundUp – and its combined chemical ingredients – are 125 times more toxic than glyphosate alone.

Isolating a chemical completely loses the synergistic effect of the compound interactions that take place between multiple chemicals, and therefore does not give an accurate picture of what the chemical(s) can do. Any biologist or chemist could tell you this.

The study, titled “Major pesticides are more toxic to human cells than their declared active principles,” looks at the ‘inert’ chemicals, or the adjuvants, in 9 major chemical groups that are used globally in agricultural practices due to Big Ag monopolies: 3 herbicides, 3 insecticides, and 3 fungicides.

Read: Glyphosate Ban Demanded in Brazil

The study details how Big Ag deceives the public about the true toxicity of these chemical formulations using semantics. By focusing on only one chemical at a time, they can ‘isolate’ the results and claim that they are ‘safe’. This, even though in isolation, a chemical like glyphosate is already toxic in the parts-per-trillion range. You can imagine what happens when other toxic chemicals are then added to the mixture.

If you’ve ever made a batch of cookies, you can understand what happens to a recipe if just one thing is slightly off, or you add too much of one thing, or not enough of another. Instead of a delicious batch of chocolate chip cookies, you can end up with dough that can bounce, or concrete-hard cookies that no one would want to eat. Apply these same principles to herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides, and you get the idea – only we aren’t dealing with benign ingredients like eggs and organic flour. We are talking about highly volatile, toxic elements.

As the paper details, it isn’t one ‘active principal’ which is poisoning us, it is a complex formulation that is killing us all at a level determined ‘an acceptable level of harm’ based on the FDA’s ridiculous daily-intake levels:

“Pesticides are used throughout the world as mixtures called formulations. They contain adjuvants, which are often kept confidential and are called inerts by the manufacturing companies, plus a declared active principle (AP), which is the only one tested in the longest toxicological regulatory tests performed on mammals. This allows the calculation of the acceptable daily intake (ADI)—the level of exposure that is claimed to be safe for humans over the long term—and justifies the presence of residues of these pesticides at “admissible” levels in the environment and organisms. Only the AP and one metabolite are used as markers, but this does not exclude the presence of adjuvants, which are cell penetrants.”

Furthermore, researchers found that the chemical adjuvants can make a single chemical 10,000 times more toxic than the chemical alone. So maybe you could be exposed to glyphosate by itself and be fine after 100 exposures as a farmers, but when you add everything together, you are playing dodge ball with disease. The secondary side effects that overshadow the main ingredient cannot be overlooked.

Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD commented on this phenomena in connection with the study recently on her blog:

“Similar to the non-placebo-controlled trials on vaccines, adjuvants and preservatives are considered innocent bystanders in the consideration of risk profile.” According to Dr. Brogan, an understanding of toxicant synergy has exploded the simplistic supposition that “the dose makes the poison.”

If regulators don’t do something about this now, all we can do is assume that they meant for this to happen. Killing people by the millions with chemical warfare isn’t a new game. It’s been around for ages, but it stops. . .NOW.

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  • signalfire1

    We don’t need commercialized food production anymore; if every fourth (for instance) household had a small aquaponics setup, you could source all the veggies and greens necessary for at least half a healthy diet within yards of your neighbors; and it would mean a good income for people who want to do it, or are unable to do other jobs.

  • dave

    The sum is the equal of all its parts, not just bits and pieces, and the FDA should know better. But they are just the FDA which stands for Federal Dumb As, we already know.
    The question has to come to mind, are these herbicides and pesticides, that kill most weeds and many insects, worth the health and lives of humans and our environment? The answer should be ideally, NO! But it is not about health, safe food, or the survival of humans, bees, etc; for it is all about selling chemicals and making money at all cost.
    Monsanto, Dow and the like are chemicals companies who have a propitiatory interest in selling their wares, and should not be telling anyone, especially the FDA, as to what is safe, and not safe, for all of us to eat.

  • Gail L Ross, M.S.

    You can NOT believe anything this company says! They are blatant liars, hire internet trolls to spread more lies and deception while they are poisoning the entire population and planet.

  • pcakes

    Global March Against Monsanto – Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Google it to find the event nearest you and join millions worldwide marching to take back our food!!

  • RealityCheck

    Yeah. It’s known to induce apoptosis. Know what that means? That’s right kids! Exposure to glyphosate actually reduces tumor size! Not even kidding. Do your research.

    • bullshit fighter

      It seems that it also induces apoptosis in brain cells of some humans.

    • habibilamour

      Wow, you really are stupid. I heard that stuff before but it’s funnier when you say it. Sure it might shrink tumours…..AFTER it causes them, and while destroying everything else! Just like chemo.

    • pcakes

      Do you read these articles or just madly type out whatever random, touretty-like thoughts that pop into your head?

    • pcakes
    • pcakes

      Did you read the article, RealityCheck? It explains that glyphosate is not the only ingredient in RoundUp (in fact, glyphosate makes up less than 49% of RoundUp, the remaining 51% is a ‘trade secret’ of Monsanto Company) and that these additional ingredients make RoundUp far more toxic than glyphosate alone. This is supported by published, peer-reviewed science;

      Apoptosis simply means programmed cell death, beneficial OR detrimental. It does NOT mean that glyphosate reduces tumour size. Do YOUR research!

    • Paul Fassa

      Apoptosis means cell death or self destruction. It’s not a term meant exclusively for cancer. Healthy cells are rigged for apoptosis to make way for new cells to replace them. Cancer cells have to be induced into apoptosis. But premature apoptosis with healthy cells lacking new cells to replace is a toxic reaction. I would call you an idiot, but you’re probably just a shill that will say anything. Glyophosate is sold everywhere. Buy some and drink it for your brain cancer.