Roundup is more toxic than glyphosate alone, lawsuit claims

Roundup is more toxic than glyphosate alone, lawsuit claims
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(NaturalHealth365) Much of the scrutiny of the Monsanto weed killer Roundup has focused on its content of the herbicide glyphosate, dismissing its other ingredients as “inert.” However, a recent lawsuit claims there is something about the chemical cocktail comprising Roundup that is more toxic than just the glyphosate on its own.

The truth is that no additive is inert, and something about the mixture of glyphosate with the other ingredients in Roundup is what contributes to it becoming carcinogenic to humans.

Roundup warning: Adjuvants in herbicides increase the toxicity of active ingredients

Alarmingly, the Roundup product has never been tested for its long-term effects and safety. The only testing done related to the herbicide was on glyphosate alone. The glaring omission here is that all glyphosate weed killers contain many other chemicals and ingredients called adjuvants.  Many of these adjuvants are toxic in and of themselves, but their innate toxicity can increase exponentially when glyphosate is added.

The adjuvants increase the toxicity of glyphosate through allowing it to penetrate animal, plant and human cells more easily. The half-life of many Roundup adjuvants are also much longer than that of glyphosate on its own.

The testing of so-called active ingredients apart from the witch’s brew potions they end up in is effectively pointless. No one is exposed to “just glyphosate;” it is always within a product that contains numerous other chemicals and components, and these ingredients can affect one another in profound ways.

Up to 1,000 times more toxic

An in vitro study looked at eight major pesticides in terms of their complete formulations, including Roundup. In a staggering finding, the products were all many times more toxic to human cells than when just their isolated adjuvants or active ingredients were tested – some as much as 1,000 times.

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Another in vivo study of pigs showed glyphosate and the adjuvant POEA combined in herbicide formulations were toxic to the pigs and lethal in high doses. However, glyphosate alone was not. A similar study of rats showed Roundup formulations were far more toxic than just glyphosate on its own.

Back in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared glyphosate to be a “probable carcinogen,” and the state of California did the same. The maker of Roundup, Monsanto, promptly sued California.

At this time, herbicides and pesticides not accurately tested and regulated

The dangers of these herbicides and pesticides have been effectively hidden from public awareness for two main reasons. First, the safety of these products are decided mainly by testing its active ingredient – not by testing the entire chemical cocktail. Second, corporate-friendly lawyers and judges protect big companies like Monsanto from adhering to safety regulations and facing justice when warranted.

The additives in weed killers and pesticides can comprise as much as 95 percent of the product. However, at this time, Roundup and other such products have largely gone untested or adequately regulated by the EPA. When will Monsanto and the EPA finally take steps to stop poisoning the public and potentially damaging the human genome for generations to come?

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1764160

/naturalnewslinks/054507_inert_ingredients_EPA_pesticide_labeling.html

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/05/31/roundup-inert-ingredients.aspx

https://theintercept.com/2016/05/17/new-evidence-about-the-dangers-of-monsantos-roundup


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Rodney Gains
Rodney Gains
3 years ago

Talk about globalization and you are talking about pesticides. If it was up to Monsanto this would be used in the remote parts on the world. They are on a global mission with billions of dollars at stake.

Emily Levy
Emily Levy
3 years ago

I didn’t know anything can be more toxic then glyphosate. Image the stakes are higher then we ever thought. What a world if Monsanto can get away with this.

Sweetie
Sweetie
Reply to  Emily Levy
3 years ago

Plenty of things, like the tons and tons of lead arsenate and Paris Green that US agricultural corporations sprayed in orchards, on cotton, etc — before they started making commercials spraying Monsanto’s DDT on kids.

Think this kind of toxicity corruption is new? The only reason we’re not still being poisoned by tetraethyl lead is because the public eventually found out about it. They’re constantly moving from one toxic brew to the next and there is plenty of showmanship.

For instance, the public finally, after many decades, found out about highly-toxic inorganic arsenic being used in agriculture, as a feed additive to kill parasites in the nasty conditions animals like poultry are being raised in. So, the FDA and Bayer held a dog and pony show where the FDA “banned” several of these arsenicals and Bayer “voluntarily stopped production”. They didn’t bother to say anything about the other, basically identical, chemicals that are still being produced and which haven’t been banned. The whole thing was a ruse.

Truth4All
Truth4All
3 years ago

You must be a fellow BETRAYAL series student of Dr. Peter Osbourne, and all the fabulous Professional and Academics they had speaking on that series. Ty Bullinger’s TRUTH ABOUT CANCER A GLOBAL QUEST enlightened students.
I want to go to Washington so badly with all this.
In BETRAYAL Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, PhD of Molecular Biology, University of Caen France, for 30yrs has studies the effects of pollutants on health, esp. effects in the last 20yrs of corn & Soy GMO’s.
It was a Fraud for Monsanto to declare that in fact, Glyphosate was the only active ingredient in Round Up.
They are hiding the Petroleum Distillates that are corrosive detergents and they are hidden in any pesticides but Round Up is the most used.

Truth4All
Truth4All
3 years ago

If it is not Organic and contains grains it contains Glyphosates.

Rene
Rene
3 years ago

The Tobacco Industry though still in business did eventually become the poster child for a toxic, lethal, poison. Monsanto is worse becuase our CHOICE to avoid this monstrosity is severely challenged. We MUST continue to apply pressure and shine a light and be the light to burn this dark force out of the market place for good.

Brad Sutton
Brad Sutton
3 years ago

The science and the claims from the companies that both produce and market these products is disturbing. Pharmaceutical companies and Monsanto seem to leap through loopholes in regulations.

Dangerous methods should face criticism from scientists. Yet, it isn’t often that you hear from them. Consumers should be advised to discontinue using most of the products on the market.