Monsanto’s glyphosate is poison. That’s the first thing to understand about it. It is toxic. It kills. Glyphosate is a pesticide. Monsanto likes to call it an herbicide, a euphemism for a weed killer, and a euphemism for a pesticide. All weed killer herbicides are also classified as pesticides. Roundup, with glyphosate, is a pesticide. There’s a good reason Monsanto is being dragged to court in Roundup Cancer Lawsuits.
EPA: Herbicide is Pesticide
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s definition of a pesticide includes the designation that an herbicide (or weed killer) IS a pesticide. The EPA is the federal agency that regulates (or pretends to regulate) and registers all pesticide products in the U.S. All (US) applicators apply pesticides under regulation of the EPA and their state, territorial, or tribal pesticide regulatory authorities.
EPA defines a pesticide as “any substance or mixture of substances intended for:
• repelling, or
• mitigating any pest.”
Though often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides (like Roundup), fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests.
Under United States law, a pesticide is also any “substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant (growth) regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.”
Glyphosate Poison’s History
Glyphosate poison’s history begins in 1964. That’s the year glyphosate was originally patented to clean pipes, like Drano, another famous poison you’d be wise not to drink or breathe in. The Stauffer Chemical Company of Westport, Connecticut patented glyphosate to remove unwanted mineral deposits from pipes. Yes, just like Drano removes deposits from pipes, so does glyphosate.
Monsanto’s John E. Franz found that glyphosate also killed plants. Consequently, Monsanto brought glyphosate to market, in 1974, to do some killing. Glyphosate works as a non-selective, water-soluble pesticide with a specific mechanism of action. It directly interrupts plant development, killing plants by metabolically poisoning them. When something is unable to process nutrients for its health, it dies. People also die in this fashion. People die in many ways, but in the main, people die when their bodies can no longer process food for nutritional value needed to boost the immune system and sustain life.
How Glyphosate Kills Living Things
As with the pipe-cleaning patent, glyphosate binds (chelates) vital nutrients such as iron, manganese, zine, and boron in the soil. By binding these nutrients, glyphosate prevents plants from absorbing them. Likewise, humans, farm animals, pets who consume Roundup Ready crops are also (likely) nutritionally starved. GMO soy plants (glyphosated) have lower levels of essential nutrients compared with non-GMO soy. Depleted nutrient uptake may also account for GMO soy’s higher susceptibility to disease. An unhealthy plant can’t protect itself as well as a healthy (non genetically modified) one.
Cows Poisoned with Glyphosate
A German Egyptian research team found all cows tested from Danish dairy farms excreted glyphosate in their urine and had low levels of manganese and cobalt. This again could be a direct result of glyphosate’s chelation powers, designed for killing, for stripping away a living thing’s nutrient absorption abilities.
Glyphosate Anti-biotic Resistance
Monsanto was also “awarded” a patent (in 2010) to use glyphosate as a potential antibiotic. Glyphosate has antimicrobial activity by “virtue” of its ability to chelate, to strip living things of their ability to uptake minerals. So, on top of glyphosate’s other “virtues,” it may also be “helping” to unleash superbugs impervious to anti-biotics because of the overuse of antibiotics. Got glyphosate yourself? You can bet that you do. You would be nearly insane to bet against it. Even if you think you avoid glyphosate as best you can, it’s found in most rain water, it’s found in many popular foods, in California wine (including organic wine), even in most vaccines.
People poisoned with Glyphosate
Virtually every man, woman and child in the U.S. is contaminated with glyphosate. Evidence from independent researchers is showing glyphosate can alter human and animal intestinal flora, leading to a harmful imbalance in the stomach’s microbiome, thus stripping away (chelating) beneficial (and necessary) gut bacteria and increasing more toxic or harmful bacteria, just as it does in the soil.